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The Promise

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Promise me that if I ever get lost, you'll come and find me". Bob had many reasons to keep Valerie happy. She was pretty, he loved her, and she was seriously ill. But when Valerie dies, she holds Bob to his promise, beckoning him to follow her. A superb turn on a ghost story by the award-winning author of Blitzcat.
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published April 10th 1993 by Scholastic (first published March 1st 1991)
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Alexis
Oct 05, 2015 Alexis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Promise is set during World War II. It is 1939, and Bob, the protagonist of the story, is 14-years-old at the time of the retelling. This makes our narrator 65-years-old--assuming that the current age of the narrator corresponds with the initial date of publication, which is 1990. The details and descriptions of the war-torn nation are startlingly vivid, and dominate the majority of the novel. Although I initially selected this book based on its status as a Scholastic YA Fiction Thriller, I ...more
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preso in biblioteca

Sostanzialmente scarso.
Forse vorrebbe essere un romanzo "gotico", ma nella sostanza risulta solo un romanzo scialbo.

La trama? Eccola!
** Attenzione SPOILER **
Lui, dopo una ritrosia iniziale, ama lei, bellissima e malatissima. Lui non sembra rendersi bene conto di cosa abbia lei. Segue il classico periodo idilliaco nel quale escono di nascosto a passeggiare spensierati (ben 2 baci con la lingua!). Lei è ossessionata dalla solitudine e gli chede una promessa: cercarla se si perd
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Michelle
Mar 04, 2015 Michelle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ref-booktalker
Listed as Q4 = Exceptional!, P4 = A book everyone wants to read
Jessica
Jun 02, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book as a teen, LOVED IT. A ghost story, a story of first love, and a story of life in England during WWII, this book had a bit of everything. It also had a very likable main character in Bob, the narrator. I had quite a crush on him myself. I loved the accents and the little details about clothes and food and the class struggle. Such a great book!
Tiffaney
Jan 23, 2011 Tiffaney rated it it was amazing
Ghostly but not scary, more romantic sentiment and nostalgia with a bit of the macabre.
Gebanuzo
Jun 21, 2011 Gebanuzo rated it liked it
My first English Read"
realmente creo haber entendido solo un 70% de todo! xD
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Robert Westall was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England in 1929.

His first published book The Machine Gunners (1975) which won him the Carnegie Medal is set in World War Two when a group of children living on Tyneside retrieve a machine-gun from a crashed German aircraft. He won the Carnegie Medal again in 1981 for The Scarecrows, the first writer to win it twice. He won the Smarties Priz
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