on May 30, 2011
What I loved most about this book – aside from the ever-increasing pace – were the female characters, especially Kitty. I guess this is what makes this book work for me – the fact that this isn’t just about soldiers or sailors but lets you see how it all affected the civilians and how, from calm beginnings, it turned into a mad rush to get everyone back. I also found it unbearably sad in places but it did leave me with a big smile, and the images and the people stayed with me for a long time after. This one really gets my recommendation.