Ellie's War #1: Come Home Soon
Love Michelle Magorian or Michael Morpurgo? Try this. In a British seaside village, a girl sees her life transformed as the First World War starts. Life in Endstone has always felt timeless, until the day the war with Germany starts. It’s a shock: and all the more so when Ellie’s dad leads the village men to volunteer for the army. Ellie is distraught by her father’s sudden call to arms, which leaves her alone with her difficult mother. It doesn’t help that her best friend Jack is so excited by the war and has no idea how she feels. All the young men are leaving. Ellie is overcome with vague anxieties. But at least it’ll all be over by Christmas – won’t it?