This is an all-time favourite. I listed it as a “comp” in my book submittals, though I can only aspire to Meloy’s talents! You may see a theme, my dusty history major showing through. This tale is set in 1952 London, a grey time of ration and recovery. I love the magic-realism of the story and the very real relationship that grows between Janie and Benjamin. Your mid to upper-level MG reader will eat this one up, but you should definitely put it on your list too.