Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Henrietta's War, Joyce Dennys
This is a fictionalized series of letters, written by a woman on the homefront in WWII England to a childhood friend serving in the military. It is hilarious! I loved the main character's voice. She includes little illustrations with most of the letters which are also fun. The author does a great job of balancing the seriousness of the situation - the fear of invasion, the deprivations, the loss - with the quirkiness of normal people stuck in extraordinary circumstances. Well worth a read.