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Stay Where you are and Then Leave

A book hook on the book: Stay Where You are and Then Leave
by

Lucy B.

on 23 August 2014

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Transcript of Stay Where you are and Then Leave

The story about a boy
his father
shoeshine
a train journey
and a white feather
'Stay where you are and then leave...' It's the words Alfie Summerfield reads in his father's letters, describing the gruesome truth about World War 1.
Characters:
Alfie- A 9 year old boy living in WW1 who strives to do the best for his family
Mrs. Summerfield- a mother and wife struggling to hold her family together during the war.
Joe- a conchie who refused to go to war because of what he believed.
George Summerfield- A young adult who joins the fever in 1914 and gets shell shock
"Look at what I've got for you," said Alfie, showing him the apple drop. Georgie stared at it, his eyes focusing on the sphere of green,red and yellow, before recognition appeared on his face. He swallowed and looked up at his son.
"Alfie," he said.
Alfie lives in London, during WW1
By John Boyne
Presentation by Lucy B.
Stay Where you are and Then Leave
What is it?
Summary:
4 years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a solider in WW1 he has not returned. Alfie, now 9, is shining shoes at King's Cross Station when he happens to learn that his father is at a nearby hospital being treated for shell shock through a customer. His mission? To get his father out of there and back home...without getting caught.
Conflict:
Alfie wants to bring his father home but how? His mom doesn't know he knows where his father is. All the characters listed above are somehow intertwined into this dare-devil mission.
This passage adds to the story, because it is the part where even though Georgie is suffering through mental illness, he is able to recognize his son through a piece of candy.
The theme is that family is important, and no matter what happens, you'll stick together.
I rate this 4.8 out of 5 stars because it was an excellent read, but there is always room for improvement.
I would recommend this book to others because it is a great read. It has a some funny parts, some sad parts and some factual parts. Alfie is a great character, and the way Mr. Boyne shows his determination to get his father back is excellent.
Step 1: Find an old towel or newspaper to spread over the area you will be working on. ...
Step 2: Clean the dust and dirt off your boots with a horsehair shine brush or damp rag. ...
Step 3: Cover the entire shoe with a generous amount of polish, using your shoe polish brush.
How to Shine Shoes
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