2018 Rebecca Caudill.
On the WWII homefront, Annabelle copes with the disappearance of a cruel classmate and learns to trust her instincts over all else.
In this historical fiction novel, two boys stowaway on a naval ship in an effort to rejoin their parents after being separated during WWII. The ship is attacked and sinks, leaving the boys stranded on floating debri in the ocean for days. Hungry, thirsty, hurt, and surrounded by sharks, will they survive?
This book wins my best book of the summer! Set during World War II, a brother and sister leave their abusive mother in London and head to the country to seek safety from the impending war. The siblings are placed with a woman who insists she doesn’t want them, but she ends up providing a home and love unlike they’ve ever known. All three characters grow in leaps and bounds and a happy ending wraps up a beautifully written story.