There is no secret that I have loved all of Marcus Sedgwick’s books so far and The Foreshadowing makes no exception.
The lyrical yet simple writing style paired with a story of heroism, war and sacrifice, with just a splash of magical realism, makes for a fast-paced and tense read. The chapters’ countdown builds the suspense in such a way that you can’t help but keep reading ‘one more chapter’ and the way the story is formed is one of the most realistic sounding portrayals of war that I have read for younger readers. There are obviously some aspects that diverge from the realism, such as the premonitions and some of the things the protagonist gets away with, but it is fiction, and great fiction at that. This is one of my favourite Sedgwick books so far and I can’t wait to dive into more of his work.
I would definitely recommend this novel if you want some historical fiction with a twist. I can’t believe more people aren’t reading this!