Reviews: PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo

A couple WWI Reading Challenge participants recently posted reviews of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful.  Here are excerpts; click the links to read the full reviews.

Scrappy Cat said:

You know something terrible is going to happen when the night is over, but you don’t find out what until near the end of the book.  This is by the same author as War Horse, another World War I young adult book, and it is very well written.

Canadian Bookworm said:

The realities of war come to life, both the good and bad, the camaraderie and the deprivations. It  asks the big question What is courage and shows the difficult decisions these young men faced.

**Attention participants: Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**



  1. I really enjoyed this book, made me think of my dad and his brother, they were together in the war, same unit, same everything, escaped prisoner of war camp together, came to Canada together, I’m honoured to know brothers that cared about each other in the way. Wish my boys did.

  2. So glad to hear that, Irene. I borrowed this book from Serena and need to make time to read it.

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