Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
I really, really, really liked this one–there were parts that made me cry, although I persist in thinking that the German spy subplot is just a Bit Too Much. I suspect that thinking too much about it as historical fiction might cause issues, but for me the heart of the story is really about Ada and Jamie and their struggle to find a home. That part absolutely worked for me, and I found it gripping despite the fact that the overall plot is a familiar one.