Whistling in the dark

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Publisher:
Candlewick Press,
Pub. Date:
2017.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.9 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
890L
Description
Legendary author Shirley Hughes draws on her young teenage memories for a compelling novel of friendship and mysteries set in Liverpool during the Blitz. Liverpool, 1940: Thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under constant threat from the Nazis' terrifying nightly air raids. Everyone is on edge, faced with strict food rationing, curfews, and blackouts. It's not an easy time to be a teenager. Joan's one solace is going to the movies with her best friend, the unflappable Doreen, but when the bombings intensify, even that becomes too dangerous. There's also the matter of a strange man who Joan sees lurking near their home. Who is he, and why does he think Joan can help him? Even more unsettling, as the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery down by the old mill that will tear the whole community apart. In the hardship of war, everything seems to be rationed -- except true friendship.
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ISBN:
9780763690724
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.9, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
890L
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subject_facet
Children
Female friendship -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Liverpool (England) -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction
Military deserters -- Fiction
Military deserters -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage girls -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage girls -- Friends and associates -- Fiction
War fiction
War stories
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Liverpool -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- Liverpool -- Juvenile fiction
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Female friendship
Friends and associates
Friendship
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Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Military & Wars
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Military deserters
Teenage girls
War stories
World War, 1939-1945