Today, I was going through some books in my curriculum (not textbooks), and I found this particularly interesting book with a beautiful cover.
I read it again and it’s still as brilliant as it was the first time. It’s so good, and I refuse to hold you from this awesomeness any longer!
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Title: An Eagle in the Snow
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page count: 264
The year is 1940. The entire world is in turmoil, courtesy of Adolf Hitler. On Mulberry Road, a soldier rescues Barney and his mother from a bombing.
They are on a train when a stranger walks in. When the train is forced to stop in a dark tunnel, the stranger lights a match and begins to tell Barney a story.
It is a story of war. It is a story of terror, sadness, grief. It is a story of life. It is a story of death. It is a story of hope. It is a story of peace. But above all, it is the story of a man who couldn’t bring himself to shoot an unarmed soldier. A soldier who would destroy the lives of millions in the years to come.
I enjoy reading about world history (except in textbooks), so I really enjoyed this book. It can make you laugh and cry at the same time. It is stunning and full of emotions. It is a story of WWII, so it’s extremely interesting.
The most amazing thing about it is that I never knew that one man alone could have stopped the entire second World War with one simple action. Now that I do know, I still can’t believe it.
This is a book in a million, and all history fans should definitely read it. If you like stories, history and mystery, this is the book for you!
That’s all for today! Have you read this book? Did you know about this soldier before you read the book? Know of any other good books like this one? Let me know!
The Voracious Bibliophile