It's World War Two and thirteen-year-old Michaela and fifteen-year-old Hannie are caught up in the horrors of the German occupation of the Netherlands. In Wish You Were Here, we follow their separate paths as Hannie bravely suffers the heart-breaking conditions in a concentration camp while Michaela adjusts to freedom and a new life with her friends - and enemies - after the war. Written as an homage to Anne Frank, this moving and compelling story shows how courage, strength and the power of imagination can pull you through the most challenging times.
Michelle Blackbird lives in Australia with her husband and daughter. After a number of years teaching young children and, more recently, young adults, she has turned to writing children's fiction. This is her first novel. Michelle writes under a pseudonym.