Monday, December 5, 2011

War Horse Book Review

Image of Book:
Your Name: Matt Wojcik
Title of Book: War Horse
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Genre: Historical Fiction
Date of Publication: 1982
Number of Pages: 182
Started (Date you Started to Read): 25/11/11
Finished (Date You Finished Reading): -

Book Rating (1-10): 7.8/10

Book Review:

In War Horse, written by Michael Morpurgo, Joey, a brave horse is separated from his owner Albert ( 15 years old ). Joey is sent to serve as a war horse in the First World War. Albert is determined to find Joey and bring him back to their farm.

Before starting this book, I thought it would be as interesting as I found it to be. It’s an adventure story. What I noticed is that in this book, the most important value is friendship. Friendship drives the story line into a strange feeling of you wanting to constantly turn the page.

This is really one of the first books that I read which take place during the First World War so, the physical features of the book do not really remind me of any novels I have read. Of course there is more than just physical features to it. Friendship and loyalty is what makes the book such an amazing read to experience. Most books are about spies, action and not realistic plots which make the books so bizarre. After a while, fake books become tiring. This is when you pick a more realistic novel, like this one. This novel delivers the pure feeling of adventure!

The book itself is very original and enjoyable. As this is historical fiction, it takes place in an actual war. For me, this book is quite special as it is feasible to read in a few evenings and it has on original plot. This story makes you feel something without having a really cheesy storyline about teen spies and how they destroy evil corporations with futuristic gadgets. Consequently, War Horse feels above all friendly and is surely an awesome read!

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