If you like WW1 historical fiction stories , full of emotional ups and downs , then you will enjoy this one.
Alfie and his Dad Jim , who whilst they are out fishing , hear crying from a nearby Island. They get out of their fishing boat and investigate. They discover a young girl, injured and traumatised on the Island , who is all alone.
At first she doesn't speak. They nickname her Lucy lost because Lucy is the first word they hear her say.
The story is set in The Scilly Isles in World War 1 and is quite sad in parts but in other parts uplifting.
I enjoyed reading this book more than I thought I would because of the wartime setting ,and will be reading other Michael Morpurgo books in the future.
It didn't take me long to read as I
was drawn into it from the first chapter and cared about the characters enough to want to continue.
It wasn't predictable and there are a few surprises along the way.
I liked the information chapters at the back of the book and the background to what inspired the story.
Suitable for ages 9+
I rate it 5/5
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