Review: PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo

Irene’s Desk recently read and reviewed Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

Private Peaceful was an amazing book about two brothers who joined the army to fight.

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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.

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Review: PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo

Semicolon read and reviewed Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

I thought the novel itself, the story of Charlie and Tommo Peaceful, brothers who went to war together, was well-written and absorbing. Mr. Morpurgo kept me guessing until the end, and one of the minor characters, Big Joe, was so well-drawn that I wanted him to have his own book.

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Review: Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

The Children’s War recently read and reviewed Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s a sample:

With Private Peaceful, I felt as though I (as a reader) were simply privy to Tommo’s private memories.  He wanted to be alone for the night and consciousness that I was there as a listener would have defeated his need to be alone.   Private Peaceful is a well written novel, but there are some graphic descriptions of trench warfare.  It is written in the plain, straightforward language of a young country boy at that time, such there is a real eloquence to it.

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Review: PRIVATE PEACEFUL by Michael Morpurgo

Savvy Verse & Wit recently read and reviewed Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

Morpurgo’s prose is clear and concise to ensure the mood is vivid and the experience of first person has the full impact, particularly during training and in the trenches.  A bit more for maturer audiences with its focus on the war and soldiering, but there are lighter moments of ribbing between the soldiers and talk of girls and even romance.

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