Letters from the Lighthouse
By Emma Carroll
After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast.
Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers.Tweet
It was so interesting finding all about living in world war 2
it was a really good book
I loved the War linked theme and Sukie going missing. Ephraim and Olive were the most interesting characters and helped the story link together. The detective theme involved as well was very cool. It was very factual about world war 2 and I would recommend it to anybody. It was amazing, and very absorbing
Amazing book got me hooked from the very start!!!!
Oliver's empathy for others difficulties in war torn Britain grows as the story develops. The problematic nature of friendship and learning to see things from a new point of view is what emerges and this story of overcoming small mindedness and personal bravery is a good read.
Recommend for anyone studying WW2.
I liked it because I love reading books about WWII, mystery and adventure
My favourite character is Olive
A wartime fiction drama that keeps you gripped from start to finish. Olive , the main character is my favourite. This is another book that you HAVE to read.
A constant excitment
Amazing book. Loved the main character. It was a different take on a war story from any I’ve read before. Liked that the central character was a girl and she had daring qualities. Fabulous language throughout.
This book tells a story that, despite being set in WW2, almost reflects the current situation in Britain with migrants.
This book is full of heart-warming moments about what it was like to live during the war and has characters which you love in an instance.
The adventures within it based around a young girls evacuation from London to Devon give you a glimpse, although fictional, into what it may have been like for children who went through it during the war.
It is a must read for any child (or adult) who is interested in a fantastic story, historically related to WWII Britain.
Letters from the lighthouse is one of my favourite books because the description was really good and so was the language
I love this book
I liked this book because it is my favourite genre: historical fiction. My favourite character is Olive because she reminds me of myself and she has many of the qualities that I have like being a bookworm
i liked this book. i like books about the war and it was very gripping and adventurous. my favourite character was Ephraim and and olive joint and yes, i would definately recommend it to someone else
I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read but it was very thought provoking. I learnt lots about the struggles during war too.
It is a fun book to read and you also learn what it was like during WW2
i read it at school, it was really fun! i wuld defenterly recommend it to anyone who likes mini adventures!!!
I thought that it was a great book with many different amazing characters. I thought that there was always something exciting going on so I never wanted to stop reading. The book was factual, what interested me was hard it must have been to be a german refugee. I would definitely recommend it to children aged 9 to 11.
This was gripping and a thrilling read.
My favorite character in this book was Sukie because she was very brave and thoughtful. She took over her mom's job just to let her rest. Even when she got lost in France, she didn't panic.
This book is full of mystery and adventure with an unexpected ending.
The first thing that catches your eye is the date on the blurb. February 1941. And then the the quote from the book: We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night... not when German bombs had been falling like pennies from a jar. If you look at the title, it says letters from the lighthouse, and the picture shows letters flying around and two children and a cute dog below it. One is Cliff; another is his older sister Olive. Pixie is the dog. Pixie doesn't belong to Olvie and Cliff, but in the book it will tell you why they know the dog. Basically, the book drips in mystery. Did I say drip? I meant drenched. Literally, a lot of lines tend to be clues that the book explains later on, and I didn't even think of those lines at all! But the best types types of mystery books are books that have clues dotted around the book; all you have to do is piece them all together. My favourite character is Esther, who is an enemy of Olive's at first sight, but then they become best friends. Esther has such a hard life and she is still really fierce and feisty. I would totally recommend it to mystery lovers and people who like books. It's a bit boring at the start, but then the epiphany hits you full in the face and you become happy. Btw, it's a happy ending!!!
I thought it was a very interesting book because it goes back in time to 1941 during the war.I enjoyed reading it because i like reading books about during the war which are diary entries because i like to know about the past and i think it is a brilliant book to read.
This is my all time favourite book!
Wow! I loved it!
My favourite person is Queenie, because she is strong and compassionate!
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes mystery novels!
Overall, I loved it and would definitely read it again!
A bewitching story, I would have never guessed the ending!
This book was amazing. I read it as part of the Book Awards short list, which it went on to win. The book has everything from edge-of-your-seat moments to sad reality. Letters form the Lighthouse is set during WW2 and the blitz. Two evacuees are sent to a small village in Devon, once there Olive and her brother launch a search for their sister Sukie who went missing during a bombing. I loved this book and will definitely read it again
I liked this book because it is very mysterious and has a great storyline. this book kept me hooked until the very end. i liked the fact that it is linked to ww2 and the description and characters were fantastic!! emma carroll is very good, check out other books by her too. if you like mysteries that keep you guessing, this is for you. :)
i would definately recommend this book because it such a grippy book as soon as you pick it up you just get stuck into it
This is a great book set in the world war time and I really like her style of writing. All of you readers out there need to try this excellent book because it is very good!=-O :-P ;-) B-)
Very good if you like books for older children