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4.0 out of 5 stars Very well-written xxx, 23 July 2013
This review is from: Toby's Room (Paperback)
This book really intrigued me, and although it was originally the cover that grabbed my attention at first, the blurb had me captivated. This story revolves around Toby and Elinor, brother and sister, who share many secrets together, including ones that must remain hidden. When Toby is reported `missing, believed killed' in war, Elinor feels as though there are more secrets...What happened to Toby? Enlisting the help of Paul, Elinor is determined to find out the truth about Toby....

I really enjoyed this story. I've always been a fan of war-related stories. Ever since I was young, my dad has always taken me to war museums, and in the last five years we've visited war museums, beaches and memorials in France together, so from an early age I've always taken an interest in it.

I can't say too much about the story because otherwise I will give away important plot points, but it is a gripping and emotional story. Throughout there are many surprises revealed as the reader goes on a journey of discovery with Elinor, and so as you read the story things begin to come together.

Pat Barker has brilliantly and expertly written a story detailing not only the physical effects of war but also the mental effects. The descriptions are gripping to read, and Pat conveys the devastating effects that war has on everyone.

Toby's room is a novel that any historical fans or readers looking for war books will be interested in. Pat Barker explores war and destruction, relationships, love and loss in this complex story.
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