Looking for a quick read, with depth?
Sometimes I need an escape, but don’t have time to get into something with too many pages, so I head to the Juvenile fiction section.
Recently I came across this little gem:
“After The Dancing Days” by Margaret I. Rostkowski. It is a historical fiction of the days following the first Great War. Shown through the eyes of Annie, a pre-teen girl who’s father, a doctor, has just arrived home.
The shock of seeing the wounded men being carried or wheeled off the train her father arrives on is almost more than she can bear. But her curiosity is also peaked. Her father insists they are …’happy to be home.’ But Annie wonders. Defying her mother’s direct command and her initial revulsion, she continues to visit the soldiers. One particularly prickly young man seems to warm to her and she finds herself looking forward to her visits to the convalescent hospital.
It is a story of coming of age; of emotional discovery and acceptance of the reality of life.
I have a list of JF if you are interested!
Try it, you might like one. 😀