Title: War Horse
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Page Count/Review Word Count: 186
I had mixed feelings about this book, but there’s simply no denying how good it is. You can see how the plot was constructed, because it follows a formula, but it just does it so well that you can’t complain about it. It’s there, but it’s not important.
As for the story line – well, you probably already know it. But basically, it’s told from the horse’s point of view and follows what happens after the outbreak of the First World War, when he’s separated from his owner and has to go off to join the soldiers on the front line.
This isn’t the first Michael Morpurgo book that I’ve read, but it is the best. It was kind of predictable from start to finish, but it was also comforting like a warm bowl of soup. Make of that what you want. Just make some time in your schedule to give this a read, if only so you can say that you’ve read it. It’s worth it – honest.