First Prize : Private Peaceful | Sunday Observer

First Prize : Private Peaceful

A novel written by Michael Morpugo, Private Peaceful is an inspirational and poignant story. It is about a soldier, who is about to die in a few hours. Within the time he has to live, he goes back in time and recalls every moment which affected his life. “But the clock is ticking and every moment that Tommo spends remembering how things used to be, means another moment closer to something which will change his life forever”. I recommend this book to everyone who likes reading because it's Morpugo’s story and the way he surprises the reader. This story is about innocence, love, courage and cowardice.

Lihini Wijesekara, Grade 8, Lyceum International School, Wattala.