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Goodnight Mister Tom

Goodnight Mister Tom

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This moving novel tackles some difficult themes of child abuse and neglect as well as giving readers a glimpse into wartime Britain. Furious to hear about his association with the Jewish Zach and to see William speak for himself, she accuses him of blasphemy and knocks him unconscious. My favourite part of Good night Mr Tom is the part when Willie was writing his name as it made me imagine what they were doing inside my head. It’s this back-and-forth that makes for a fast-paced story that doesn’t pull any punches in delivering an impassioned, tragic, and dramatic story.

On the eve of World War II, Mister Tom's simple life changes, in the efforts of trying to make a life more pleasant and agreeable and accommodating for a small boy who had never known what it felt like to be loved.Tom, William, and Zach enjoy a holiday at the seaside village of Salmouth, where the landlady of their cottage mistake William as Tom's son.

If you want to give this to your children to read, it is important you know what happens in the story, but if you’re reading the book for yourself and prefer the suspense, don’t read any further. You come to love the characters in the small village, and as the book lasts for most of the war, you also begin admiring their courage and every day heroics. Here's a great picture of what it must have been like living during those uncertain time, a picture also of the innocence of childhood ripped apart by a war yet to come. There is another sad thread to the plot involving Zach, something else to be aware of, but I’ll save that one from here. I would personally have given it a four star rating at best, but I am a grown up so maybe I found how the characters and the overall plot goes quite expected at times?It would have been far more interesting to see him fail at things, and have to struggle to become good at what he does.

It’s the apparently ‘heartwarming’ story of Willie Beech, who is sent from London to the countryside during the second world war. It must have been traumatic, leaving behind Mums and Dads, older siblings, their former schools, pets possibly, in fact, everything that was familiar and comforting, and finding themselves in a totally different environment with people who knew nothing of these children’s former lives.

Willie is a young boy who's been abused by his mother all his life, so when he's evacuated to the countryside he's a quivering nervous wreck.

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