Monday, February 11, 2013

The Foreshadowing

by Marcus Sedgwick

There had always been signs that Alexandra had a gift. From the time she was little she had premonitions of when someone would die. Nothing she could harness and control, but when the visions came they always came true.  Now in the middle of WWI, she's already lost one brother, and dealt with the guilt of knowing it would happen. When her other brother sent to the front, she sees his death in her dreams. Knowing she can't live without trying to save him she leaves for France, hoping to change what she's seen.

Alexandra is a brave character. She sets off into the middle of war town WWI and suddenly has to face the realities of war, which are realistically portrayed in the book.  Her premonitions are not presented in too wild of a fashion, making them more believable. Overall a good wartime book about one girls struggle to change the future, but has no idea what will result from it.

Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Level: 8th Grade

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