Will is happy to be with his friends of who are dear to him. When there's a big decision to be made Will, will be cautious. He must be brave especially to join the army.
Billy is brave and courageous and adventurous. He is in good company with Freddy, Will and Lacey. He is more adventurous and daring than the rest of his friends.
Lacey is a very proud boy because he is the eldest and because he has to look after Billy. He looks down to his friends although he is friendly to Will, Billy and Freddie. I think he is unsure about going to war because he knows the consequences but still he would go to war because he has to look after Billy.
Freddie is unsure about going to war or any hardship as such. He would go to war though because he wouldn't let his friends go off to war without him. He is quite brave and courageous, well enough to go to war.
The settings go from the sweet smelling, quiet, beautiful countryside to the horrific, dirty, smelly, chaotic trenches.
Events and happenings
Firstly Will, Billy, Freddie and Lacey were motivated by applause up the stage to show that they were going to war. They were excited about war when they travelled on the boat to France and when they travelled through the fields of France, but as they progressed towards the battlefield they constantly grew cautious. When they finally got to the trenches they were soon taken to the front line. They were shooting for long periods of time. They then became friends with the front line of Germans and played football with the friendly Germans. Then new more fierce Germans were put on the frontline in exchange for the old ones. Freddie kicked the ball into no-mans land and then all of them ran in there usual formations at the Germans but were gunned down.
It was a fairly good book because I like books about war and it held my interest all the way through.