Genre: historical fiction
Key Stage: KS3 (age 10+)
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After the War, Tom Palmer (2020)
After the War is an amazing book, which is all about the Jewish boys called Yossi, Leon and Mordecai. They are survivors of the war, and have come all the way from Auschwitz to the Lake District in England.
The boys live on the Calgarth Estate, and are slowly recovering from the pains of the war. They don’t know where their families are, and as their time at Windermere draws to an end, the friendship between the boys strengthen, and they make plans for the future.
I enjoyed reading this book as it shows the reader the real struggles of life after war, and how much one can lose due to family not being around. I suggest this book to those who love learning about the Second World War, as well as those who like learning about history and the physiological and physical effects of the war.
Reviewer: Mahdi Amin