Across a War-Tossed Sea by L.M. Elliott ~ Review

My Review:

Brothers Charlie and Wesley have been evacuated from England to rural Virginia, to live with an American family. In this coming of age tale they come to terms with their time in America while facing differences in culture in regards to sports, segregation, race, and the war coming in its own form to American shores.

Across a War-Tossed Sea is a unique WWII coming of age tale of two British brothers evacuated to American soil to wait out the war.

Charlie is the older of the brothers, he is good natured, good at sports, and tries his best to put on a brave face for his younger brother. He wants to fight for his country, like some of his older mates who are serving.

Wesley is the younger, and my favorite of the brothers. He looks up to his older brother, and does his best to be brave away from his parents, and facing bullies. He has a youthful innocence and honesty about him that made him more relatable to me personally. I like his friendship with Freddy and how he does his best to fix the conflict between himself and Ron.

A coming of age tale of two British boys waiting out the war in Virginia. The author does a good job of contrasting the boys with their American peers, as well as showing their dislike of being an ocean away and feeling helpless to serve their country. A quick historical read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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