Book review: Remembrance by Theresa Breslin

Remembrance by Theresa Breslin

Remembrance by Theresa Breslin

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This powerful book is a must for teenagers. Breslin has written a beautiful modern classic about the effects of World War One on the lives of young people.

Set in Scotland, 1915, a group of teenagers from two families meet for a picnic, but the war across the Channel is soon to tear them away from such youthful pleasures. All too soon, the horror of what is to become known as The Great War engulfs them, their friends and the whole village. From the horror of the trenches, to the devastating reality seen daily by those nursing the wounded, they struggle to survive and nothing will ever be the same again.

Remembrance by Theresa Breslin, £6.99, published by www.randomhousechildrens.co.uk