Lizzie and the Guernsey Gang by April W. Gardener Book Review

Book Description: 
Lizzie Browning loves nothing more than her tiny, island-home of Guernsey, but when German bombs drop on her crystal beach, her peaceful world explodes. For months, the big war in Europe has been nothing more than stories in the paper, but as the enemy takes over Guernsey, the war rushes to her doorstep. For Lizzie, younger brother Andre, and cousin James, the time to escape is now, and they know just how to do it.

Phillip Seifert, the odd boy from down the street, has all the markings of a genuine Nazi-lover. Lizzie knows better than to trust him, but he somehow manages to weasel his way into James’ good graces. Phillip joins the gang in their audacious escape plan, and Lizzie can do little more than pray he doesn’t get them all shot. But Lizzie soon learns that God doesn’t always answer prayers in the way she expects. He might actually plan for them to live under Nazi rule…forever.

Purchase a copy on Astraea Press for $2.99

I read this book during the January 2013 book of the month in the Astraea Press Book Club on Facebook.


This is a great grade school book that takes place during the Nazi take over. This book is the story of the kids and what they experinced during this historic event. I believe this is a great novel for kids ages 9+ to learn about history of the Nazi's invasion and how kids in that time lived through this horrific time. The author does a great job on the story line and keeping things feeling real, the characters are very well developed and complex. You feel like you are part of this time in their lives.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. 

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Astraea Press. I received the above book as part of the Book Club. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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