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.


31 Aug 2019

It is a very emotional book. I would recommend it to anyone.

29 Aug 2019

i enjoyed it but i have read better books

25 Aug 2019

This book is really good. It has all the things that a good book needs ( excitement, emotion, surprise at what happens next ) and it makes you feel as if you can look inside Shirley’s head and see her thoughts

24 Aug 2019

I liked the part when Shirley becomes friends with Jessica my favourite character was Archie because he could easily twist chubby round his little finger did anyone else know that mars bars were a thing in 1939 I would recommend this title to anyone aged 9-15 who loves drama

22 Aug 2019

I like this book, I liked reading about all the things Shirley did once she moved to the country

19 Aug 2019

It is a fiction book my favorite character is Shirley . It is about when in world war two the children had to be evacuated .After searching for ages Shirley and two other boys( Archie and Kevin ) finally they find a place. After a while Kevin and Shirley run away home to Shirley's home her dad was there .Her dad took them back . I never found out what happend to her because it never said . I think it was an amazing book and would recommend this to people who like adventure story's .

17 Aug 2019

a very realistic tale

16 Aug 2019

This book provided a realistic WW2 experience that I loved, and Jacqueline Wilson's clever style of writing made ten-year-old Shirley's adventure come to life.

15 Aug 2019

I love how the story is set. I would definitely recommend this

14 Aug 2019

This is such a good book! I recommend this to people who like the the world wars and are 9-11 years old.

12 Aug 2019

Wave me goodbye is about a little girl called shirley who lived with her mum until war broke out . This war later came known as the second world war. Shirley(being a child) had to evacuate from London and find a temporary family , with a few twists and turns along the way.

04 Aug 2019

I would definitely recommend this book to someone else because it's full of adventures, detail and suspense. My favourite character was Shirley because she is an exciting and energetic person. The bit I liked best was during Shirley, Kevin and Archie's time at Mrs waverly's house.

30 Jul 2019

i think it was brilliant because it was about the past and it was still great fun to read because it was funny,interesting and historical

27 Jul 2019

It is about a girl called Shirley who lived in the war

26 Jul 2019

I quite liked this book because it showed that however far away you are from your family members you will always never stop loving them

24 Jul 2019

This book is great if you are learning about World War II! It is about a young girl named Shirley, who is evacuated to the countryside. I would recommend this book for about 8-13. I hope my review will encourage you to read this outstanding book!! Thank you for reading my review.

22 Jul 2019

quite heart rending but amazing a great writer

20 Jul 2019

beauiful book. loved it

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

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