Monday, January 5, 2009

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

After World War II, 15 year old Evie's stepfather returns home from the war and takes her and her mom to Florida during off-season. There they meet Peter, who is 23, and a former soldier who served with her father. Evie is smitten but things begin to unravel as she learns some things that happened during the war that are unsettling. A tragedy occurs and Evie must choose between loyalty to her parents or to Peter.
This was a quick read and though I liked it, I felt Evie ricocheted too quickly between innocence and wise beyond her years, so that I found her unbelievable.
I give this a maybe.

1 comment:

Allison said...

I got bored. I don't see a lot of teen appeal. I'm nay.