Guest review: What matters?
Lauren Wolk has been able to capture many of the elements of To Kill a Mockingbird (and even some from Jasper Jones) as Annabelle has to deal with the prejudices against the town outcast Toby (a World War I veteran). Toby is the first to be accused when things go wrong and when he is accused of kidnapping Betty (the girl who terrorises Annabelle and her brother) it’s up to Annabelle to protect Toby from an unjust town.
More importantly, the ending is one that you just don’t expect.
This really is a moving story that will have you enthralled and captivated throughout.
Mr A. Balbi