Published : 2004
Every war has turning points and every person too.”
Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
A riveting and astonishing story.
Once I started this book I could not put it down because as outrageousas the plot sounds it could happen anywhere anyday now. That what is so scary about it.
What would you do to survive a war? How and what would you eat? Where would you live or fimd shelter? What would you wear? Who could you trust? Who would you love and how would you keep them safe?
I give this book five stars ***** and it deserves more.
Everyone should read this and think about it daily.