Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Book Review

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Book Review

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Divided City

Theresa Breslin

Doubleday, pounds 10.99

Graham lives to play football with his new best friend Joe. One day, the two boys witness a terrible violent crime, which leaves a young man bleeding in a Glasgow street. Suddenly they find themselves involved in some shocking rivalries ( between football supporters of different clubs, between Protestants and Catholics and between asylum seekers and the rest of the community. This is a gripping and moving story about what it's like to feel different and how we all have a part to play in making life better.

DAVID GARDNER

THERESA BRESLIN

CORGI, pounds 5.99

This is a shocking insight into what the First World War was really like. The events are seen through the eyes of four teenagers from very different backgrounds who find themselves fighting on the front line and working in the hospitals and ammunition factories both at home and in France. The characters keep in touch by writing letters to each other and these form an important and heart-rending part of the story. …

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