Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff, is a historical fiction quick read. It is set in Rockaway, New York in the summer of 1944. The Allies have invaded France. But one little girl is about to realize how close to home the war is.
Lily Mollahan waits anxiously for her summer in Rockaway. No school, no piano, and all summer with her best friend, Margaret, who lives in Rockaway. But, when she reaches Rockaway, Lily finds that Margaret has to move, that her father is joining up, that the piano was brought to Rockaway, and the neighbors want her to be friends with their nephew. Lily's plans are thrown askew.
This was a simple read and I would recommend it to anyone because, although it held my interest, there was nothing in it that could be classified as unsuitiabe for young children.