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Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
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Mar 14, 12

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Read in March, 2012

I read this book ready for my PGCE interview at the University of Warwick and I am so glad that I was asked to. I am embarrassed to say that this is the first Michael Morgurgo book that I have read and it certainly won't be the last. Set in the First World War and the years leading up to it, it follows Tommo Peaceful as he grows from a child who blames himself for his father's death to a jaded teenage soldier at the Front. Tommo's voice is surprisingly poetic and flowing which makes all his joys and sorrows so much more keenly felt by the reader. I am actually looking forward to spending some more time thinking about the book, its characters and the heartbreaking denouement ready for my interview presentation.

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