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Toby's Room by Pat Barker
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Jul 20, 2012

really liked it

1914-1917: The first World War changed English society and killed off most of the eligible young men in the trenches. Elinor Brooke is an artist and her brother is a doctor whom she idolizes. When news comes of his missing in action presumed dead, she is determined to find out the details from a friend who was with his unit. Unfortunately, Kit has severe facial injuries and is in the process of many painful surgeries to try to make his face look less grotesque and is in no mood to talk. An exploration of identity, morality, humanity, this book's twists and turns, complex characters and tragic lives draws one into the cataclysm of the first world war.

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Pat Barker has opened my eyes about the trgedy we call WWI.

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