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The Skylarks' War
The Skylarks' War | Hilary McKay
The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing up against the harsh backdrop of World War One, from the award-winning Hilary McKay. Clarry and her older brother Peter live for their summers in Cornwall, staying with their grandparents and running free with their charismatic cousin, Rupert. But normal life resumes each September boarding school for Peter and Rupert, and a boring life for Clarry at home with her absent father, as the shadow of a terrible war looms ever closer. When Rupert goes off to fight at the front, Clarry feels their skylark summers are finally slipping away from them. Can their family survive this fearful war?
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Andrea313
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Closing out an extended weekend the best way I know how- historical fiction, honey lavender ale, and a Great Lake. #puremichigan #mittenlitten #booksandbooze

LeahBergen How are you liking this one? I‘ve had it “stacked” for a while. 3mo
Andrea313 @LeahBergen I'm only about halfway through, but so far I'm really enjoying it! I have a soft spot for Hilary McKay- one of my forever favorites is a book of hers: 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I have more than 6 favourites, so it‘s hard to narrow them down. Here‘s my #top6reads . Cool idea @Cinfhen , many books added to my ‘want-to-read‘ list too!

Thanks for the tag @batsy . I don‘t know who else has not been tagged, please feel free to share yours!

merelybookish I really need to read Stoner! 4mo
Cinfhen Same @merelybookish !!! Nice list...a bit eclectic 🙌🏻💕Love that we are such diverse readers!!!! Thanks for sharing 🥰 4mo
suvata I loved 4mo
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vivastory @merelybookish I'm a little surprised it hasn't been nominated yet for our NYRB group 4mo
merelybookish @vivastory Have you read it?? Maybe people assume everyone else has already read it. Plus so many choices! 4mo
vivastory @merelybookish I haven't. I picked it up recently. It's true, there are many many choices! That's what 4 day weekends are for...making a dent in the TBR 4mo
TrishB I loved Stoner 💕 nothing much happens but you can‘t stop reading. 4mo
Cathythoughts I loved Stoner too & Chesil Beach & I really want to read Shirley some day ! Great list 4mo
La_Cori I read Chesil Beach last year.. loved it! 4mo
batsy Lovely list! The Skylarks War has been on my list because of you. 4mo
Centique I love that you picked On Chesil Beach, I was beginning to think I was the only one that loved it! 😍 4mo
KarenUK On Chesil Beach! 😍💕💕💕 4mo
Kalalalatja I really need to pick up Bel Canto from my tbr! 4mo
BarbaraBB I have Bel Canto on my shelves too! 4mo
youneverarrived Stoner 💙💙 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This will be one of my favourite books of the year! What a beautiful story! You‘ll be captivated by the characters, you‘ll want to hug them, cheer for them. McKay does not hesitate to depict the harshness and sadness of war, told true simple narrative without being too ‘horrific‘ for middle graders. Excellent themes of family relationships, love, friendship, sexuality, effects of war. A gem of a book! ❤️

batsy Lovely review ❤️ Sounds like the just the kind of children's lit I enjoy. 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I know you‘ll love it! 6mo
LeahBergen I‘ve had this stacked for ages. Great review! 6mo
kspenmoll Wonderful review; makes me want to this asap!read 6mo
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Tamra What a cover! 7mo
ReadingRuby Pretty 😍 7mo
batsy Oooh 😍 7mo
BiblioLitten Pretty cover! 😍 6mo
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Tanisha_A
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Mdargusch The Cut Out Girl sounds really good. 9mo
Tanisha_A @Mdargusch It does. I just bought The Skylarks' War, and Normal People, both of which I am curious about too. 9mo
batsy Evelyn Hardcastle & Normal People are on my TBR, and can't wait to get my greedy hands on Skylarks' War 😍 9mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Bahaha! I shall post a picture when i receive the book, to make you j. 😝 9mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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So this was my morning. I‘m a sucker for children‘s historical fiction and this was a good one. The story of Clarry and her brother Peter and their cousin Rupert. It moves speedily through early childhood before pulling zero punches through the First World War. It rushes a little to a conclusion but I enjoyed (and leaked a little) all the same. I‘d have enjoyed this at 10 and enjoyed it now

LeahBergen Yes, please. 11mo
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