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War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
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it was amazing

Remembrance read


Primarily, Warhorse is a book for young adults, however, this is one of those stories that easily crosses the great divide as it slips into an adult read quite seamlessly.

Joey doesn't get off to the best of starts when he taken away from his young master. and forced to serve as a war horse during the worst battles of WW1.

During WW1 the life of an infantry horse was fraught with danger, Michael Morpurgo conveys this story in beautiful writing, which conjures the horror, depredation, and sheer waste of life, in such a strong and meaningful way.

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Reading Progress

November 10, 2011 – Started Reading
November 10, 2011 – Shelved
November 14, 2011 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda I'd love to read this but i'm scared i'd bawl all the way through! I still can't get over the fact that almost 8 million horses died during the Great War. Tragic waste of so many lives, human and animal :(


Jo Barton I know how you feel Linda - but the book is surprisingly quite uplifting and worth a try - tissues at the ready though !!


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