Scotland, 1915. A group of teenagers from two families meet for a picnic, but the war across the Channel is soon to tear them away from such youthful pleasures. All too soon, the horror of what is to become known as The Great War engulfs them, their friends and the whole village. From the horror of the trenches, to the devastating reality seen daily by those nursing the wounded, they struggle to survive - and nothing will ever be the same again.
A powerful and engrossing novel about love and war, from Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jayne_charles - www.librarything.com
I was three quarters of the way through this before I realised it was a children's book. I hadn't spotted anything being sanitised or simplified - in fact it was a very well thought out examination of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - benuathanasia - LibraryThing
This was a rather beautiful tale that showcased different aspects of the Great War: Pro-War, Anti-War, Neutrality Home front, war front Women, men Read full review