Running throughout Private Peaceful is a sense of something bad about to happen. What parts in the story of the brothers’ childhood make you feel this sense of danger? What role does death play in the early part of the story?
How do the clock times before every chapter make you feel?
Private Peaceful begins with Charlie promising Tommo, “I’ll always look after you”. Does he manage to? And how does Charlie change as he grows older? Do you think Tommo changes, too?
‘I knew what they did not know, what I could never tell them.’ (Five Past Ten)
What was this secret? What effect does it have on Tommo?
Should he have told someone?
What do you think of the author’s description of his first day at school – the journey, the schoolyard etc?
‘They’ve gone now, and I’m alone at last.’
Where do we think he is?
Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.
Here are some suggestions for your first post.
- You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
- Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting page you read on the web.
- Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it to the world.