An Absolute Classic
Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden is a children’s historical classic and just perfect for ages eight and above.
As a child I read Carrie’s War and watched the BBC series of it. I loved it then and I love it now. I had a desire to become reacquainted with the characters so purchased a copy.
The story is set in the Welsh hills as eleven year old Carrie and her younger brother are evacuated from London. The novel is written in the third person from the point of view of Carrie. The reader hears about her fears and insecurities, her desire to please and her love for others.
As the story opens, Carrie is an adult but still carrying guilt from thirty years ago. The reader is intrigued as the guilt weighs so heavy, it is dragging her down.Continue reading