INTERMEDIATE FICTION
Strange, Lucy

Our Castle by the Sea

(2) 4-6 On England's southeast coast, where Pa tends a lighthouse, Petra lives an idyllic childhood until WWII begins. Then Pet's German mother is interned as an enemy alien--the first of many upsets and mysteries for Pet. This is historical fiction, but it reads like an old-fashioned detective adventure, complete with a secret smugglers' tunnel and attempted murder. Vivid writing and an intense, intrepid heroine provide substance and charge.

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