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It was the largest conflict the world had ever known. It covered three continents and lasted five years. Millions of soldiers returned wounded, millions more never returned at all. In the summer of 1915, in a small village in Scotland, the Great War has already begun to irrevocably alter the course of five young lives. Eighteen-year-old John Malcolm enlists in the army, eager to fight for his country. His sweetheart, 15-year-old Charlotte, stays behind to earn her nursing certificate, along with John Malcolm's twin sister, Maggie, who recognizes the opportunity to create a new life for herself. Charlotte's brother, Francis, sees only tragedy in the war, but feels the pressure to join up. And Alex, below the recruiting age, is determined to reach the front lines somehow. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2002.
ISBN: 9780385730150
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,22 cm.


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Jun 15, 2012

Remembrance by Theresa Breslin is a story that is set against the huge backdrop of World War I, and yet tells the small story of five young people from a tiny Scottish village. Two families, one of the upper class gentry and the other a family of shopkeepers, but the war makes a huge imprint on both.

Both a coming of age and love story, Remembrance captures the heart wrenching feeling of first love, along with the shattering of courage and dreams that the horror of trench warfare brought to this generation. Although a little simplistic in it’s views, nevertheless this is a well written historical fiction novel on the consequences of war.

Nubia Aug 18, 2010

"Remembrance" is an interesting book, because it deals with the love of a woman and a man, and the problems of having him away from her. Especially it was harder for them because they were only able to write to each other at that time. Which makes the story really interesting but at the same time sad.

Jul 18, 2008

This book was amazingg!!
Its officially one of my all time favorites!! :)♥

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