The Hidden Village - Imogen Matthews
The Hidden Village is a historical journey of the families who lived in an underground village during WWII. These families were Dutch, Jewish, and Persecuted by the Germans. They lived in a small village in the woods called Berkenhout. The German's caught wind of the village but with the help of the surrounding community they never could find proof of the village. The book follows Sofie as she tries to get used to living in Berkenhout. Her family sent her here to keep her safe during the war.
This book is written with historical facts as well as fiction. The Author Imogen Matthews' mother actually live in this village during the war and told her stories of her time there. Imogen Matthews has also visited the village. She has taken memories from her visit to the village and the stories her Mother told her to write this book. Liam Gerrard narrates this audiobook. He does a pretty good job. I do think this book is more for middle grade to young adult, but it is a interesting story for anyone who likes history or who have a interest in The Dutch during WWII.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Essential Audiobooks. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.