A summer day is the perfect time to chill out with a good book. TFK Kid Reporters have reviewed some of the hottest books of the season. Below, TFK Kid Reporter Rory Hu shares her thoughts on War and Millie McGonigle, by Karen Cushman. Check back next week for another review.
It’s 1941. Millie McGonigle is 12 years old. She was supposed to be living a carefree life in the beautiful Mission Beach neighborhood of San Diego. Instead, she lives in the shadow of World War II. War and Millie McGonigle, by Karen Cushman, is an inspiring story that tackles the topics of life and death. We can all learn a lot from it. The story line is not driven by dramatic plot twists, but by vivid characters and their relationships. The dynamic between Millie and her little sister, Lily, mirrors the real-life sibling relationships in many families. I give War and Millie McGonigle a 9½ out of 10.