My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941 by Mary Pope Osborne
My rating: ✰✰✰ of 5 stars
Library book; e-book; Finished: 4/4/2012
When I first saw this book I thought it was a real diary from WWII, most people know about The Diary of a Young Girl, less people know about Normandy Diary of Marie-Louise Osmont:, The: 1940-1944. I’ve read both books, I like reading diaries, a personal look at history.
After downloading, I realized it is historical, young adult fiction. It is based on the account of Nazi saboteurs that came ashore in Long Island, New York.
Ms. Osborne relies on news reports of the times and her own feelings as the daughter of a military man to keep her facts straight and the narrative believable.
This was a quick enjoyable read. I think a teenager would enjoy it more then I did. I find these books to be very similar to the books I read when I was a young teenager.