Brothers Eddie and Charlie find a photo of the great-great-uncles they were named after and discover an amazing story of WWI, at the Front and back at home. Assured that the Germans have been destroyed by bombardment, the earlier Eddie and Charlie are sent into No Man’s Land in the ‘First Wave’ of the Somme. But when Charlie is forced to leave Eddie behind, his life is haunted by grief and guilt. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+.
2017 Historical Association Young Quills Book Award
The story is a poignant, reflective and brutally honest account…I read Wave in one sitting, only 86 pages, but every word is carefully considered to tell this story with depth and Paul Dowswell gives this historical event the respect that it deserves.
Paul Dowswell has written a vivid account of the harsh, gut-wrenching horrors of WW1 … His vivid descriptions place the reader directly in the scene. All this is brilliantly portrayed… Its prose commands attention with its brevity, whilst the carefully chosen words fill the pages with images. I loved everything about this book…