Thursday, 18 June 2009

Book Review

Name of the book - The Diary Of A Young Nurse In World War 2

By - Moira Butterfield

Date finished reading book - 17.6.09

Book Rating - 8 out of 10

The main characters - Jean, Cessie, Marge, Matron and Rick.
Storyline - A young girl called Jean goes to work in a hospital in London to help with the growing number of patients from the war. She keeps her diary as much as she can, telling you about nurse exams, her love for Fred Astaire,dealing with WW2 and lots more about what is going on in her life.

My favourite bit - Is when Jean and Rick dance together as Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth.

Sum it up in a few words - OK, good and interesting.

Would you change the end - No. I think the ending was good and finished at the right time,the end of World War 2.It did explain how long it took for rationing to end, food rations lasted until 1950.

Review - All together this book was a good read. It told you more about WW2 ,what peoples thoughts were about what was going on, how they kept their hopes up and how they improvised things that were on ration eg paint legs to look as if you're wearing stockings, use burnt cork as eyelash mascara and powdered eggs.So if you are doing about WW2 this is a good book to read.

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