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As it says on the front cover, it's a book of 'innocence and love, courage and cowardice'. It is told from the point of view of Tommy Peaceful, and is very cleverly written, as he is looking back from the trenches at his life before that point.
Tommy does this in the space of one night. A paragraph at the start of each chapter is about the present what he is doing now and the rest is Tommy remembering. The reminiscence starts off with his first day at school. His older brother Charlie is leading him into the building.
Charlie's character is very well portrayed as someone who isn't afraid of anything and as Tommy's role model. Both images starts to take shape when Charlie doesn't squeal when the teacher hits him. Tommy meets a girl called Molly in school who is very kind and whom Tommy fancies.
She starts to become a regular guest at his house, getting to like Big Joe, Tommy's disabled brother, while his mam treats her like 'the daughter she never had. He starts to become very jealous, especially when Molly becomes pregnant.
When the war starts, Tommy is afraid to join up at first, but finally does, along with Charlie, even though he is underage. They are sent off to France together with some old friends from home.
There they encounter a horrible sergeant called 'Horrible' Hanley, who immediately has it in for Charlie and gives him a field punishment. But when Charlie refuses to go to battle because he wants to care for Tommy who is seriously ill, 'Horrible' Hanley gives Charlie the death penalty.
This is the night that Tommy is remembering; the night before Charlie is due to die. The descriptions in this book are excellent, as they portray the horrors of war so well. Here is an example: He looks so surprised'. It brings vivid pictures into your mind. I really liked how Charlie's role-model-like character is developed, how he is loyal and brave.
Another thing is the song 'Oranges and Lemons. This is the song that Charlie sings when he is about to be shot by the firing squad. It is an overall theme that runs through the book.
Michael Morpurgo's books aren't really what I would usually pick up to read but now that I have read this novel and also read Kensuke's Kingdom in schoolI will definitely read more of his work. I really thought that this book was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good read and I will also advise anyone who wouldn't normally read anything by Michael Morpurgo to give it a shot.INFJ Friends There is a running theme with INFJs, and that is a yearning for authenticity and sincerity – in their activities, their romantic relationships, and their friendships.
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Private Peaceful, a book about love, courage and connections. In the book, Charlie and Thomas Peaceful participate in World War 1, where they are soldiers. Private Peaceful has multiple themes, including some that relate to modern society like teenage pregnancy, accusation and determination.
Award- winning writer Michael Morpurgo talks on writing about the first world war for young people including Private Peaceful, Medal for Leroy and, of course, War Horse.
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