Tug of War

Written by Joan Lingard
Review by Annemarie Simmons

Tug of War is about twins, Astra and Hugo, during the Second World War, fleeing from their home in Latvia with their family to escape the Nazis. The twins become separated due to the chaos and confusion of the war, and both brother and sister are worried that their other half has died. Throughout the war neither twin gives up hope; no matter what horrors each face, they still believe that there is a chance that they both will survive.

I thought that this book was an excellent read, I was gripped throughout, and I felt like I was with the characters living the experiences they had. The book shows that even in the most exceptional circumstances, families will try their hardest to stick together. I would recommend this book to any one interested in World War Two.