Written by Marcus Sedgwick
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No child who reads this will ever sanction a war if they can help it. Marcus brings the horrors of World War One to life in fiction in the most dramatic of ways.
It really is completely compelling, made all the more frightening by the fact that one of the key protagonists is able to see into the future. And if you like cliffhangers at the end of every chapter you can’t do better than this.
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick
It is 1915. Seventeen-year-old Sasha Fox is the privileged only daughter of a respected doctor living in the wealthy seaside town of Brighton. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, have gone to war and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future. Her premonitions show her untold horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and worse still, what will happen to Edgar and Tom. Like the prophetess Cassandra, who foretold the tragedies of Troy, Sasha is trapped by power. No one will believe her. Her family have lost faith in her. She is determined to win them back, whatever the price. And it is a high one - seeing the future is a fate almost too awful to contemplate - for who wants to see the end of their own story...? Stylishly written in his familiar, poetic prose the story is that of a world full of threat and a child in jeopardy - but with a heroine resourceful enough to try to change the path of Fate.
Special World War One anniversary edition containing brand new bonus material.
Felix Taylor (aged 13), INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'This is amazing stuff with cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, making you want to read on.'
Sonia Benster, THE BOOKSELLER 'This is a thoughtful read for transition age children who like vividly reconstructed historical events'
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