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A gift of a soldier's diary leads to the discovery of a family secret.
In the pages of the diary, fifteen year-old, Jim Hay pens his thought. With his country at war and his father leaving for battle, Jim desires to join the cause. Even after his father dies in battle, he imagines an adventurous and heroic life as a World War I soldier.
The fight to survive in the trenches in France has Jim longing for his true love at home while he lives through the horrors war with an outcome even he never anticipated.
While Wilson aptly describes the atrocities of World War I, it feels tedious in places. However, enough action is disbursed to keep the reader intrigued enough to find out what happens to the young soldier and the bride he left behind.
Publisher: Wandering Fox Books
Ages: 12 & up
Rating: Good to Recommended ★★★✬ ☆☆
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