The challenge of having young people
review books tends not to be in getting them to read
the book in the first place but wrestling a review
out of them afterwards - so we knew Tama
must be something special when our 14-year-old
reviewer voluntarily delivered his opinion within
minutes of completing the book .......
"Tamar is an wonderful
meld of fact and fiction. Based in Second World War
Holland, it is an amazing tale of romance, espionage
and betrayal. It keeps you second guessing
what is happening until the end. Tamar makes
you feel as if you are in the Second World War,
experiencing the horrors of raids and rationing.
Overall Tamar is an astounding book. It also
made me really think about the...
Beyond the Book
About the Author
, Mal Peet's debut
novel for teens was published in
October 2003; it won the
Branford Boase Award and a
Nestlé Children's Book Award.
is his second book for
teens. It won the Carnegie
Medal* shortly after being
published in the UK in 2005, and
has recently been released in
the USA. His third book, The
, a follow up to
, was published in the
UK in 2006 and in the USA last
month (Aug 2007).
After university, Peet tried to
teach but "quit and went on...