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Shelter Me by Alex McAulay

Shelter MeMaggie Leigh is trying to live a normal life in the midst of World War II. But nothing comes easy now, especially with meager war rations and German bombs frequently falling on her hometown of London. Life has become dreary and boring with no friends, no chocolate, and no fun.

By chance, Maggie and her aunt Joan are caught in a bombing, leaving Joan comatose and Margie largely uninjured, but at the mercy of her overtly religious mother. Maggie’s mom sees the German bombs as divine punishment for Britain’s collective sins, including Maggie’s, and tricks Maggie into attending a secluded boarding school in Wales. Maggie is plunged into a world of lies and deceit in a delusional institution that encourages dementia and class warfare. Then a horrific incident forces Maggie and three other girls to flee the school. Wartime Britain, as they are about to learn, is a harsh and unforgiving world, and absolutely everything is at stake.

Read the rest of my review at Young Adult Enchanting Reviews.

Rating: 4.0

Review copy from publisher MTV Books through YA Enchanting Reviews

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Serena said...

This sounds like a great book for the WWII reading challenge. Thanks for the review.

Becky said...

Wow! This one sounds good. :) Adding it to the wish list :)

Simply_Megan said...

I didn't really like this book. And it seems like everyone else like it a lot haha.

Anna said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Would it be okay to link to this post on the book reviews page at War Through the Generations?

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contemporaryromance said...

This book is very interesting.

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