Helen Peter’s novel, Friends and Traitors, is a thrilling and fast-paced story which kept me turning the pages from start to finish.
“Who will listen to a servant and a schoolgirl with an overactive imagination?…I found this story incredibly engaging. The plot was full of twists and turns as their adventure develops.”Emily (13)
Set during World War Two in the 1940s, the main character is a teenage evacuee called Sydney whose boarding school is evacuated to a large stately house in the countryside. Sydney is a loner and makes friends with a maid called Nancy and together they unwittingly uncover a secret Nazi plan which would threaten the security of Britain and their chances of winning the war. But who will listen to a servant and a schoolgirl with an overactive imagination? And will the girls succeed in alerting the authorities to the revealed traitors top secret plot?
I found this story incredibly engaging. The plot was full of twists and turns as their adventure develops. I would recommend this book for 10-year-olds and up particularly if you enjoy war and mystery stories.