Kit Pearson's Guests of War trilogy
This trilogy contains three of the most-loved books of my childhood. Part of the reason is that I loved (and still) love reading about the War, the other part being that I loved Kit Pearson's stories. Besides The Lord of the Rings, this is the one other book (let's just count it as one book for the moment) that I've read so many times that I've lost count.
Three years later, we return to this continuing story with The Lights Go On Again (the title alluding to the end of the war when there were no more black-outs). However, we have a new main character - Gavin - and he's certainly got problems, and that's even ignoring the fact of the school bully. His grandfather, who Gavin does not even remember, suddenly turns up and wants to take Norah and Gavin home. Aunt Florence, however, is ready to bribe in any way to keep her darling Gavin with her. Gavin will have to make a choice between his new family and his old - a choice that will decide his future.
Alyianna's rating: 9 out 10