Strong focus is placed on the war in the trenches, the battles, and how young and adventurous the soldiers of WW1 initially were, yet how courageous and brave they soon became.
The movement-to-movement, scene-to-scene descriptions are so visual, I felt I was watching a movie. The characters voices came through so clearly that all my senses were engaged on every page, and in every chapter.
Author/historian Stephen Dando-Collins has recreated a monumental time in history. With a strong concentration on the factual stories, he has constructed an equally convincing fictional background for the reality that was WW1. He is the author of the bestselling series Caesar the War Dog.
Title: Tank Boys
Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Random House, $17.99 RRP
Publication Date: Feb 2014
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult Fiction