The Rabbit Girl by Mary Arrigan 9781847801562 pub April 2011
The Rabbit Girl entwines the past and present, bringing them together throughout the book. The past is set around the second world war with a little boy who is reunited with his father only then to be sent away as an evacuee. The part in the present day tells the story of a teenage girl who gets a painting from her mum but the picture has a lot more history than most.
I liked the way the author slowly combined the past and present together like a jigsaw, each chapter adding a new piece. This is a definite read for all 9-14 year olds.
by Alannah Keogh