Saturday, August 8, 2009
What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
At the end of World War II 15 year old Evie is thrilled when her stepfather comes home from the war. As an added surprise he takes Evie and her mom on a trip to Palm Beach. While staying in a hotel in Florida she meets Peter, a glamorous, older man who knew her stepfather during the war. Evie is immediately in love with Peter and he shows some signs of being interested in her as well but Evie's mom is always along whenever they spend time together. Evie's stepdad is becoming jealous of the time Peter spends with her mom and what's more, he seems to be hiding something about how he actually met Peter and what happened while they were overseas. As their time in Florida becomes more tense Evie's parents and Peter go out for a boat ride just before a hurricane hits and only two of the three return alive. Evie discovers that some of the people closest to her have not been honest about things for a long time.