Wave Me Goodbye

Wave Me Goodbye by Jacqueline Wilson, and Nick Sharratt

By Jacqueline Wilson, and and, Nick Sharratt

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She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there.Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever.


09 Jan 2019

I liked the story and how it tells you about the war. My favourite character is Shirley because she is the main character and she is very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone 8 and over. It tells you that some adults have to give up there homes for children who have been evacuated to the country.

24 Oct 2018

I just love Jaqueline Wilson’s books and this particular story of an evacuee makes you not want to stop reading!

13 Oct 2018

I would thoroughly recommend this book to girls aged 10-11.

03 Sep 2018

Wave me goodbye was a good book, because Jacqueline Wilson made me feel like I was there watching it all happen.
My favourite character in the book was Shirley, because she was an adventurous but stubborn 9 year old, who is nothing like the two boys she stays with, and through out the book she becomes more like them as well as getting less stubborn
I would recommend this book to a 8-10 year old who's interested in a mix of history and fiction.

01 Sep 2018

interesting. would recommend to anyone wanting to learn about WW2 and how the evacuees coped in the country

01 Sep 2018

Lots of adventure for Shirley Louise Smith, my favourite characters are Archie and Shirley because Archie is so crazy and cheeky and doesn't mind running around in his pants and Shirley loves to daydream and to read books and thinks the world of Jessica. I would say that that could be a way to describe me. I would recommend it to Jacqueline Wilson fans. One of Jackys best yet.

28 Aug 2018

I have found this book very interesting. In fact this book has helped me gain interest in the world war 2 evacuees.

11 Aug 2018

September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there.

11 Aug 2018

I found this book interesting and thought it would open up children’s eyes to what happened in the war

11 Aug 2018

It's really sad since she has to leave her mother there.

10 Aug 2018

One of my favourite book's.

09 Aug 2018

I hated Goofy and Munchkin, Jessica was really thoughtful

08 Aug 2018

It was a great book and how the twist were and how the mother didn't tell her that she was going away.

08 Aug 2018

I loved this book. Jacqueline Wilson is my favourite author so I definitely recommend all her books for under 13 years olds. My favourite character was Archie because I can definitely relate to him as I am very adventurous but also activities like baking and swimming.

29 Jul 2018

It was an amazing book, full of ups and downs. Things to make you laugh, scared and maybe even cry! My favourite character has got to be Shirly as she goes through many suprises along the way. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy learning what the past was really like.

28 Jul 2018

Fun and exiting! I enjoyed all the characters.

26 Jul 2018

sad but exiting .

24 Jul 2018

I really, really enjoyed Wave me goodbye because it was really inspiring to young girls because Shirley had to put up with a lot of things so she just had to put up with it. My favourite character was Shirley because she really enjoys reading like me and she is really good at getting on with things like me. My favourite part was when it was their first time at Meadow Ridge school and the teacher was really strict and he had a belt which he used to slap people if they were naughty.
I would recommend it to people who like learning about the second world war.
Thanks Bye

21 Jul 2018

I think this book is good for kids who want to learn about the second world war

14 Jul 2018

I rate it a 5; I loved the book so much. It is a bit depressing at first but there is quite a good ending.

04 Jun 2018

Wave me goodbye is a very emotional book about war. Jacqueline`s stories all teach a lesson and in this story it teaches you to be brave and enthusiastic. Enjoy this book.

07 May 2018

This book is about a girl called Shirley who moved out into the country to be evacuated from the war. Shirly is put in a house with two boys, one called Archie and one called Kevin. The children have many adventures along the way. This book was quite sad and happy at times, and probably one of the best books I have ever read! I rate it five stars, and recommend it for ages ten plus.

26 Jan 2018

It was a bit challenging for me to read this book.I did not understand everything in this book.

30 Dec 2017


05 Nov 2017

It's brilliant and funny it's good because you get to learn about w w I I

29 Oct 2017

it is about swirly being evacuated

13 Oct 2017

learning about world war two evacuation then this is the book for you

09 Sep 2017

Didn't really like it that much.

09 Sep 2017

Shirley goes to the countryside and stays in a hous with 2 boys - Archie and Kevin.

05 Sep 2017

I haven't read the book yet but it looks like a winner. I always hate finishing a Jacqueline Wilson book cause they are so good!

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