'A heart-warming story packed with Second World War detail' - Daily Express
'Carrie's War for a new generation of children' - Belfast Telagraph
September, 1939: At the breakout of the Second World War , ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train. She doesn't know where she's going, or what's going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she's going on 'a little holiday'.
She soon finds herself lodged deep in the countryside, with two boys from the East End of London, Kevin. But here, living in the strange, half-empty Red House with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, the children's lives will be changed for ever.
Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson has created a beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.
'So good, I couldn't put it down.' - Reader review, BookTrust
'The reigning queen of British children's fiction, Jacqueline Wilson, turns to the second World War with Wave Me Goodbye . . .The story handles the balance of big worries - the war - with the smaller details of what it means to be separated from one's family while life still goes on.' - The Irish Times
This book is the pinnacle of success. Wilson really puts depth in her characters and makes sure that every detail of them is ensured to the reader. I’ll try not to spoil it too much but let’s just say that the realisation at the end will be a shock for readers. A must-read I will recommend this book to ages 9 and above.
Review of Wave me goodbye
What a lovely book. My ten year old red this in a week and she loved it. All day long she was reading, reading and reading. But also it is a little sad so don’t give this book to a seven year old. It’s a more older kids books.