Review: White Feather by Catherine and David MacPhail

Title: White Feather

Author: Catherine and David MacPhail

Pages: 96 Pages

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

The Blurb

The war is won but for Tony there is little to celebrate. His brother never returned from no man’s land and has died not as a hero but executed as a coward. Refusing to believe that his brother was a traitor, a grief stricken Tony is pushed to the edge in his dark quest to uncover the horrifying truth.

A thrilling narrative of intertwining perspectives, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

(Amazon Blurb)

The Review

White Feather is part of the Barrington Stoke range of dyslexia friendly texts. It is a story that focuses on the soldiers of World War One and how the concept of bravery was seen. How if you didn’t sign up to be a solider you would be considered cowardly and how if you refused to fight then that was a sign of being a coward too.

It is a story of one brother trying to find out the truth of his own brothers death and it leads him to interesting places. It is not only a story about war but also one about social class and how money cannot change the course of historical events.

White Feather is a brilliant short story, one that will engage its reader and immerse them in a world so far from their normality that it is hard not to be moved.

White Feather by Catherine and David MacPhail is available now.

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