Don’t Breathe a Word is a gentle story about Mackenzie and her big sister Tahila, who live with their Grandpa. Grandpa looks after the girls, though lately, the girls are the ones taking care of him. Grandpa’s beginning to forget who he is, and gets into accidents around the house. It’s the sort of craziness that sends Mackenzie into a panic.
The story deals with the elderly and mental illness. Marianne Musgrove is no stranger to writing about tricky issues (The Worry Tree is fab!). She has a heart-warming touch and delivers a sweet tale about family responsiblity and love for grandparents.