All versions of this book ISBN: Charlotte was another favourite. There are changes in careers, and dreams built for a different and peaceful future shelved indefinitely, not to mention loss, grief and death. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It began with this quote from Siegfried Sasson, who wrote “Suicide in the Trenches. He is one of the Vermonts of York, a very well-thought-of family.

War is horrible no matter what, and the author does a wonderful job of describing the physical and emotional aspects. Remembrance is written by Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin, who has rather a lot of titles to her name. In January , Charlotte leaves Stratharden for Edinburgh to work in the Springbank military hospital. It is the perfect novel to read as a companion to this year’s First World War Centenary programming and events. Sounds like a book with a lot of food for thought. The story is told through the eyes, lives and experiences of five young people living on opposite sides of the class barrier in a small Scottish village. It is quite wrong.

About Theresa Breslin Theresa Breslin is the critically acclaimed author of over 30 books for children and young adults whose work has been filmed for television, broadcast on radio, and is read world-wide in many languages. Patriotism and duty was explored through the actions of all characters, from Charlotte signing up to be a nurse, to John Malcolm and Alex’s eagerness to enlist and defend their country.

Adventure TneresaHistorical Fiction. A series of bold decisions changes her life, opens her mind and shows her what she is capable of. As for Francis, he continues to be deeply troubled by the war and is strongly against it. She wanted to make her own choices and dictate her own future.


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Have you forgotten yet? View Full Version of PW. Thanks for the great review! When Alex experiences his first attack it is completely different from what he thought. The one thing that can unite people. The irrevocable change which the war brought with it has been deftly considered. The Cottage Hospital takes civilian cases only.

Sunday, 25 May Remembrance by Theresa Breslin. There was no excitement, no joy of marching forward together to defeat the enemy, only a dull tense pain of dreadful anticipation in his gut and then an explosion of gunfire and confusion.

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Although she is only 16 and has very little experience she must help in the emergency. Two sets of siblings become friends in the unlikeliest circumstances just before the realities of the war begin to permeate their lives. At Stratharden, Charlotte’s mother worries about her keeping company with the right kind of people and is unsure the Dundas family meet that criteria.

I took a half star because I didn’t like Maggie’s attitude women’s right and allbut thankfully she wasn’t as big on it by the end of the book and it added a different POV to the story. The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. Many different aspects of the book fascinated me: Francis, a pacifist who opposes the war. A longtime librarian, Breslin was awarded life Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland.


Love Theresa Breslin writing and well researched felt for all characters. Once again I am extremely behind on reviews.

Armstrong-Barnes and Maggie’s father, Mr. The novel portrays how people in the United Kingdom viewed World War I, how the conflict impacted life for civilians of all classes in Scotland, France and Belgium and how it changed society in ways that could never have been imagined. River in the Sky, Elizabeth Peters.

They sometimes use it to tell their remembrane know whereabouts in France they are.

Review: Remembrance, Theresa Breslin

All versions of this book Plkt Much of the story is told through letters written by remembarnce wealthy son to the daughter o This book started as a rather typical 3-star story of World War I. Although I liked him I was glad John Malcolm died.

Her bedroom renembrance out over the back of the house to the washing green, the kitchen gardens, and the long glasshouses by the end wall. They are told their men are dying to keep a country free from oppression but at what cost?

He seemed like a very nice guy, it was a shame to end he came to. There are references to many works of literature and art that existed during and before that time period.

Feb 16, Kirsty rated it liked it.

More About Theresa Breslin. As he suspects, Maggie is not keen to go but does agree.