Author – Michael Morpurgo
Age – 12+
Tommo lives with his mum and two brothers, Charlie and Big Joe (who is simple,) in a small UK town pre WW1. Tommo blames himself for his father’s death years before, when a tree fell on him. His dad had saved his from the tree’s fall – but Tommo has kept these feelings secret.
Their best friend is Molly who both Tommo and Charlie love. But it is Charlie who Molly truly loves after a friendship/courtship of many years.
But then the brothers have to go off to war.
This is a wonderful story, which has also been made into a movie
(War, Historical, Brothers, WWI, Battle, Conflict, Love, Pregnancy, Family, Secret)