- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Corgi Childrens; New Ed edition (2 Jan. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552547387
- ISBN-13: 978-0552547383
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Remembrance Paperback – 2 Jan 2003
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"An immensely readable, passionately written epic, with an involving, fast-moving plot constantly challenging readers' assumptions" (Guardian)
"Young readers will find themselves swept along with Breslin's engaging cast into a world where duty and compassion must somehow co-exist" (TES)
"Breslin brilliantly weaves the themes of emancipation, class, love, propaganda and the machinations of war into the story of how these young lives are changed with a light touch that belies the seriousness of the subject" (Financial Times)
"Breslin's light touch and beautiful prose give the harrowing sights and sounds of the war a much more human feel . . . A novel that will stay with me for a long time" (The Bookseller)
"Theresa Breslin is simply a superb writer and I strongly recommend this novel to all readers" (Teen Titles)
An unforgettable novel from a Carnegie Medal-winning author about the devastating effects of World War One on the lives of five young people.See all Product description
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Top Customer Reviews
After reading the first two chapters rather unwillingly, i got into the book. It is a story about two families with rather different backgrounds - the daughters become closer and discover similarity in their totatally different lives. We feel the emotions of two girls bonding and coping with their loss and pain together.
We feel the terror and destruction of war, yet the beauty and forgivness that can be acheived.
I loved this story and felt myself crying for and admiring the characters.I am glad i read the book after all, and don't be put off by its war background. It is a gripping tale of romance, loss and pain.
i love the fact that there are letters written from all the five main characters in the book which tells stories about the war from the views different areas of the war: front-line, the difference between the hospital in the small village where they live to the hospital tents in france.
when i finished reading this book i just went straight back to the beginning and read the whole thing all over again. this is definately my favourite book of all time and i recommend this great novel to anyone, any age.
i hope you enjoy it as much as i have.
This is a very moving book, beautifuly written and reminded me of Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth - very similar issues and feelings are explored. This is an excellent novel for readers in years 7-9 and would dovetail perfectly with any project on WW1
I would highly recommend it.
The interplay between the characters is moving to read, as you see things from their view point so young in the beginning of the plot, to progress to become old and war weary by the end.
The descriptions of the battle front is clear and crisp,one of the most powerful aspects of the plot is Francis- the main male character descent into mental collapse at his presence in the battle zone.
This book covers vast subjects (WWI battle front), whilst focusing in the crisp minute the need of humans to maintain a fragment of normality, via devises of humor i.e. the battle of the raising skirt hems.
The exchange of ideas and development of the relationship between Francis and Maggie is very interesting and moving. Unveiled, mainly by letters, the devise of which moves the story along without allowing it to fall into sentimental byways.
Not only does there personal relationship grow, Not only does their personal relationship grow, Maggie's intellectual growth stimulus his, Maggie also as her capacity to reason expands, begins to question her(and females in whole) role in society.
It appears at first sight a simple story however it's well crafted in its development of characters and plot using many types of standpoints.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A story around WW1 and the effects on various families within a small Scottish community - the young people of the big house, Francis - an objector to war but goes to fight anyway... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Book chatter
This book gives another perspective to a time that it well known and well documented.
You live the story and events through the characters. Read more
A wonderful book! I bought it when it first came out and now I'm buying another copy for the young women in my family. Read morePublished on 27 Oct. 2014 by Reader in Beds
I was grabbed by this book straightway. The characters are clear and the setting is one which is well used in fiction. Read morePublished on 1 July 2014 by Janie U
Although I know a fair amount about it, I haven't read many books about the First World War. I think the Second World War was so big that most of the stories tend to be set there,... Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2014 by Miss Victoria Ramage
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