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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Hurricanes Over London



By Charles Reid
5 Stars
Historical Fiction
Teen to Adult

My children picked this book up from the second hand shelf at Value Village. It's a short book and I got hooked on it this weekend. I was favourably impressed. The hero of the story is a young boy named Jamie Davis who finds and reads his deceased grandfathers World War II journal. The story is a mix of past and present. I liked the way Jamie got to know his grandfather from the journal, learned about some history and got involved in a restoration project at the museum. I don't want to give away the whole story. What impressed me was the evident research put into the story. Charles Reid deserves a great deal of credit for creating an interesting story teaching some Canadian and world history at the same time.

I would say this story is clearly aimed at teenage boys and that is probably who would appreciate it the most. An old guy like myself can still enjoy though.