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Book Review: The Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby

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Rating: 4 out of 5.

Blurb

Even as Evie’s dreams come crashing down she’s determined to make something of herself.

It’s 1939 and working class Evie has received a scholarship to study mathematics at Oxford when tragedy turns her life on its head. Seeking a new future for herself, she joins the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force as an Ops Room plotter, posted to a fighter station on the Sussex Coast.

There, Evie befriends two other WAAFs – shy, awkward May and flirty, glamorous Jess – and the three girls band together to navigate new romances and keep their pilots safe in the skies. But the German bombers seem to know more than they should about the bas’s operations, and soon Evie, May and Jess are caught up in a world more dangerous than they ever imagined…

My Thoughts

To begin with I struggled to get into The Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby, there was something I just couldn’t get on with, but I persevered and I am really glad I did as I soon got used to the writing style.

I became a fan of the lead character Evie and loved how she developed through the book. I also liked the determination she has to do something for herself.

The relationships between the characters are very believable and at times you almost feel as though you are really stood with the characters and involved with the characters. I quite liked the fact there was such a contrast between the personalities of Evie, Jess and May as this helped the book come to life.

The actual storyline itself within The Ops Room Girls was a bit of a slow burner which is what I think I initially struggled with. Whilst it is a slow burner it is an easy read which would be good for if you are on holiday or looking for a book to get into whilst having a cosy weekend. Most of the action happens right at the end and almost feels like it is rushed in places. However, despite this, I really enjoyed The Ops Room Girls by Vicki Beeby and am looking forward to reading the others within the trilogy (Christmas with the Ops Room Girls and Victory for the Ops Room Girls).

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