The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 8+

Fantastic read!!!!

I was very fortunate to meet Lucy at the University of Sheffield in July this year and was given a signed copy of the book. This was my holiday read and I struggled to put it down! It is such a fab story and Hen is such a plucky girl dealing with so many adult problems. I was quite sad when I finished the book this evening and wished it was much longer. I would recommend this book to both kids and adults it's such a lovely story covering many subjects in a lot of our lives today. Can't wait for the next book.

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age 8+

Beautifully written historical fiction

I could not put this book down. It is a beautiful book that allows parents and kids to discuss depression and other mental illnesses (such as PTSD) and how family support and love can make a huge difference. It was lyrical and poetic, while not being a flowery read.

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For kids who love stories of grief and families

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