Alex recently finished War Horse and really enjoyed it, so I read it, too. I enjoyed it, but I didn't 'love it' as I have several books recently. But, I am looking forward to seeing the movie when it is realeased on DVD April 3rd! (And, that might be a great gift for Alex's Easter basket!)
The story is told from the point of view of the horse, which I found kind of strange. You could 'hear' the horses thoughts, though he didn't talk to anyone - human or animal. And, you could 'hear' people's conversations. But, I felt it strange never to be a part of a conversation. I kind of felt like I wasn't growing that attached to the characters, but that was proven wrong as I shed tears during the ending of the book (though I won't tell you whether they were happy or sad tears!).
I like that this book appeals to both girls (like my daughter who love horses!) and boys (because it is a war story, after all). And, I am glad Alex enjoyed a book about WWI - a topic we'll be covering next year. I do recommend this book, but not as highly as some of the others I've reviewed.
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