This story is about a young boy named Thomas Peaceful who is looking back on his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War. It all happens during the course of 5 years. The story begins in a slow setting. Meaning that it starts off very normally and slowly.
The main character is Tommo also known as Thomas Peaceful. I would describe Tommo as very doubtful, guilty, and innocent at the same time. He can be very quiet and calm at the same time. The chracter I most liked was Molly because she was so sweet and always put others first. I did not like the Colenel because he was too full of himself, very arragont,and everything revolved around him. The cahracters that changed during the story are Charlie and Tommo. Tommo became a lot stonger and didn’t always have to rely on his brother. Charlie became a lot more sophisticated and grew into a more mature version of a man.
The story is written in the past tense but in first person. This is important to the story because it shows that this has already happened. The setting has been described in detail.
I think the writer wanted to tell this story because it could give you an insight at war life is. The book made me feel sorrowful for the people who were in the war because they had to work all day and had a high risk of dieing in the army. It made me think about how the soldiers had to siffer through hard times and awful climates. I would recommend thia book because it’s so touching and moving. It really gets you thinking.