Private Peaceful

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Collins, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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As the enemy lurks in the darkness, Thomas struggles to stay awake through the night. He has lived through the terror of gas attacks and watched friends die by his side. But in the morning, Thomas will be forced to confront an even greater horror. As the minutes tick by, Thomas remembers his childhood spent deep in the countryside with his mother, his brothers, and Molly, the love of his life. But each minute that passes brings Thomas closer to something he can't bear to to think about--the moment when the war and its horrific consequences will change his life forever.

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charlie dies at the end.great book

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This intriguing novel makes you cry and laugh at the same time. The writer succeds in blending emotions with great sensitivity. This is one of the best books I've ever read because it makes you feel grateful to God that if nothing else, he gave you peace. I would just like to term it the novel of loss on Thomas Peaceful's part and also one of great love and courage on the Peaceful family's part. This book proves that to hope is to live, crying never lets any problem go away and that love is the greatest tester in life. I will recommend this book to everyone who wants to know the true meaning of love, friendship and hardships of life. 

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Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best-loved writers for children. He has written over 100 books and won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Whitbread Award. His recent bestselling novels include 'Shadow', 'A Medal for Leroy' and 'Little Manfred'.

His novel 'War Horse' has been successfully adapted as a West End and Broadway theatre play and a major film by Steven Spielberg. A former Children's Laureate, Michael is also the co-founder, with his wife Clare, of the charity Farms for City Children.

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