The Foreshadowing
Marcus Sedgwick
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Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM By Marcus Sedgwick

It is 1915 and the First World War has only just begun.17 year old Sasha is a well to do, sheltered English girl Just as her brother Thomas longs to be a doctor, she wants to nurse, yet girls of her class don t do that kind of work But as the war begins and the hospitals fill with young soldiers, she gets a chance to help But working in the hospital confirms what SashaIt is 1915 and the First World War has only just begun.17 year old Sasha is a well to do, sheltered English girl Just as her brother Thomas longs to be a doctor, she wants to nurse, yet girls of her class don t do that kind of work But as the war begins and the hospitals fill with young soldiers, she gets a chance to help But working in the hospital confirms what Sasha has suspected she can see when someone is going to die Her premonitions show her the brutal horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and the faces of the soldiers who will die And one of them is her brother Thomas Pretending to be a real nurse, Sasha goes behind the front lines searching for Thomas, risking her own life as she races to find him, and somehow prevent his death.
  • Title: The Foreshadowing
  • Author: Marcus Sedgwick
  • ISBN: 9781842555170
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback

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Regan Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Reallllllyyyy reallllllly liked this one
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The Book Queen Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
3.5 starsThe Good~ The heroine wasn't one of those pathetic heroines you see a lot of in YA. She didn't lose all common sense at the sight of a love interest and she actually used her brain. (There wasn't a love interest, but I thought at the end that she would fall in love with Jack.) Yes, she made some stupid decisions, but you couldn't blame her for them and you would probably have done the same thing in her shoes.~ The premonitions were very cleverly done, and weren't treated as some sort of [...]
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Daria Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Really - a glimpse of World War I life through the eyes of an upper class girl who can see the future (deaths, that is) and runs away to France in hope of finding her brother and saving him from his death. There's nothing in here that we haven't seen, be it trenches or shell-shocked soldiers. The characters are definitely not deep; in fact, there are hardly any interesting, difficult, twisted characters to meet and be entertained by. The protagonist herself speaks with in a monotone, a constant [...]
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Fleur (FranklyBooks) Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Is there a good way to say I read this in under an hour at 2am without sounding a bit obsessive? I literally couldn't put it down.I love all of Marcus Sedgwick's books so maybe I'm a bit bias on that count, although they are really really good. I think his target audience is for people slightly younger than me (maybe?) which could explain the easy going pace, which makes the book all the more readable for me. Yet despite the super short chapters and the pacing, it isn't simplified down to a clic [...]
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Zerah Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
It's not a bad book but narrated too matter-of-factly so that it was impossible for me to empathise much with Sasha, the main character. I also think that the premonitions could have been explained more.
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Julia Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
First of all thanks so much to my best friend for actually buying me this book to read.All I can say about this book is, WHOA. I read this book in literally 24 hours.Well this definitely has to be one of the best books I have EVER read. This book is so cleverly written and amazing I can't even begin to explain it. The story of Sasha (Alexandra) and her preconceptions of being able to see the future really plays with your mind. I am not going to spoil anything major in this book but I loved how t [...]
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Charlotte Jones Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
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 [...]
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Saturday's Child Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Novels about war (even ones for younger readers) are not my usual choice as more often than not they leave me feeling really sad. This one I found sad but because of Sasha's terrible and tragic power I also found it to be captivating.
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Lipsy Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I knew Sedgwick would get me out of my 'everything is just ok' book funk!
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Denisa C Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Interesting spin on Cassandra's story. Interesting plot twist. This book actually kicked my reading for historical fiction this month, okay end of the month. I really like short chapters, especially in books that need to keep you engaged in the story. And this does it not only with the intriguing premise, but also with the short chapters.I am becoming more interested in the greek myths and I did not know this was a sort of Cassandra of Troy retelling in World War One. This is a not really focusi [...]
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Liza Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
4.5 stars ****This was my first Marcus Sedgwick novel and now it most certainly won't be the last. I really enjoyed this. It wasn't my favorite per se but I could not put it down. It was such a unique idea and I was intrigued from the beginning to the end.
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Yvonne Lucas Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I read the book “The Foreshadowing”, by Marcus Sedgwick because when I was looking for a good book it stood out to me. What interested me the most when I was first deciding on getting this book was the fact that the summary involved a lot of intense events. These types of book are my favorite because they keep me from getting bored. This book is about a 17 year old girl, named Sasha, who has the ability to see the future. This ability is both a blessing and a curse for her. It is a blessing [...]
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Kassandra Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
3.5 stars.I was completely captivated withThe Foreshadowing!There are several unique quirks to this book; my favorite is the fact all of the chapters in the book are tiny – usually only a page or two long, each – and they all counted down in number,beginning with ‘100’ and ending with ‘1’. It was terrifying. The numbers gave an eerie and “doomed” feel to the novel, as if you were running out of time. The tiny chapters which are quick to read through gave the feeling that what lim [...]
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Arya Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
M. Sedgwick's setting is war and he was able to steep enough "shadow" into this book that I actually felt a little scared to turn the page. It was a dark book, not in the traditional "evil" since, but in the foreboding that filled every chapter. I did not know that Sasha was going to do what she did - it actually really suprised me - but throughout the entire book I had a dark feeling of hanging on edge, and dread - wongness. It was as if I knew, just as Sasha knew, that something bad was going [...]
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Lareina G Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
The book The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick was a very interesting book. I personally like the book very much it was kind of boring somewhat in the beginning but as I got towards the middle of the book it got very interesting and I would definitely recommend this book to others if you like a little bit of mystery. The main setting was in I think it was in Germany around the 1800's but I cannot fully remember. A girl named Alexandra sometimes nicknamed Sasha, was a normally 17 year old girl but [...]
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Waiza Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
You know that very first impression you make about a book? Specially bad impressions? Yeah well, this book was unlucky lol. A colleague of mine gave me this book after she found out that I was a reader --like her. Unfortunately, it sat there on my book shelve untouched. Why? Just because I didn't feel like reading paperbacks. I'm so used to E-books now that I get upset when I HAVE TO read paperbacks. Anyways, one day I decided to check this book, to read the first page so I know whether it's a f [...]
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Hannah (fullybookedreviews) Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
This book should have been a hit for me - I love WW1/WW2 fiction, along with plucky female protagonists. Unfortunately, it just felt all too bland for me. I think my biggest issue was suspension of disbelief - a teenage girl lying her way to the front in WW1 just doesn't fly with me, no matter how realistically the author wrangled it. The quiet horrors of war were well depicted though, in the changed personalities of those who returned. I especially respect the sheer fortitude of the nurses, who [...]
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Glamorgirl Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
It was really interesting to learn about the way things were for women back then and how the main character really felt like she need to do something more than just sit around the house all day I also enjoyed the settings and how she went to the war but what really disapointed me was that the main character didn't fall in love with Hodoo Jack who would be a perfect match for her because he would understand her the best of anyone if there was another book they would have deffinatly been together [...]
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Sedgwick usually writes books that contain fantasy elements, and this is no exception. It's a historical novel, though, about a girl who has a premonition that her beloved brother is going to be killed in France in World War I. She sets out disguised as a nurse to find him to try to save him. It's a very realistic portrayal of what nurses had to deal with then. The ending had an unexpected twist, which I liked.
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Lindindin Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
An interesting twist on the mountains of WW1 fiction that are cropping up at the moment and an appropriate level of gory detail for a YA novel. I felt the story dragged a bit in places, but overall the pace is okay and the protagonist's urgency feels real.
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Zach McGouldrick Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
While staying away from the direct action of the Great War, the book kept me involved and interested throughout. SPOILER ALERT; The twist in the end took me completely by surprise, but didn't come completely out of left field(it could have been predicted). It turns out that the bullet that Alexandra saw shoot Tom came from a gun that she fires. She knew that even if she could convince him to leave the front lines, that he would be killed for desertion. He rationale was that if he were wounded, h [...]
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Jess Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I am really liking Marcus Sedgwick's writing style. After reading Mindwinterblood I went on a crazy search to add more of his novels to my ever growing To-Read list. This one did not disappoint. I was quite excited about the period piece aspect of this book. As a teen, I was a history nerd who lapped up anything historical, fiction or non-fiction. I really liked the supernatural themes in this book as well. It was not just another retelling of the First World War because it had that extra touch [...]
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Anne Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I loved this book, it was a compulsive read and I always find that I finish books with short chapters much faster, because every time I think I should put the book down and go to bed I think to myself: but the next chapters only page! What difference will one page make? And so on until it's past twelve and I've finished the whole book.I love historical fiction, especially anything to do with WwI or two so this book was a treat for me, and her being able to tell the future added even more interes [...]
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Chloe Cacace Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I really enjoyed this book. I love how Sedgwick structured the chapters and how they count down when reading instead of going up. The suspense that is built as the chapters count down and you sorta know the possibility of what the ending will be you're not 100% sure makes this book so amazing. Amazing writing style and lovely characters, definally would suggest this book for others interested in historical fiction.
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Judine Brey Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
This was a very interesting concept, especially since Sasha mentionss it feels like time is moving backwards and the chapters move in reverse order. However, since the whole novel is centered around Sasha's foresight, her losing it at the end felt wrong.
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Bianca Sy ➰ Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I am really almost done but I still can't finish this.I am tooooooo distracted thinking of a different book. Sorry.
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Sarah Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
A strong 4.5 Especially loved the chapter countdown
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Reina Inoue Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
I cried at the end of this book. It’s so sad and depressing. I don’t want to include any spoilers because I believe that this book should be read by everyone.
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Charlotte Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
My review, as posted on my blog, chatterverse.wordpress/"Okay, so, here’s the deal.This book was given to me many years ago, as a birthday present.And not one of the good presents, either. I didn’t recognise the author, was more than a little dubious about that alleged ‘poetic’ style, and, regardless of the fact that it had a pretty intriguing synopsis, as soon as I realised that the main character could see into the future, I also realised exactly what it was that I was holding, and was [...]
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Caroline Camfield Apr 05, 2020 - 13:16 PM
Alexandra grew up in a time where men were sent to war and were excited about what they'd encounter. Her brother, Edgar, gladly obliged while her other brother, Tom, insisted on being a doctor. Alexandra has a gift that allows her to sense the future, usually when someone is about to die, and since no one believes her, she considers her gift a curse. She turns to the Greek story of Cassandra to guide her because Cassandra also possesses a similar power. Edgar sends a letter home from the frontli [...]
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The Foreshadowing By Marcus Sedgwick It is 1915 and the First World War has only just begun.17 year old Sasha is a well to do, sheltered English girl Just as her brother Thomas longs to be a doctor, she wants to nurse, yet girls of her class don t do that kind of work But as the war begins and the hospitals fill with young soldiers, she gets a chance to help But working in the hospital confirms what SashaIt is 1915 and the First World War has only just begun.17 year old Sasha is a well to do, sheltered English girl Just as her brother Thomas longs to be a doctor, she wants to nurse, yet girls of her class don t do that kind of work But as the war begins and the hospitals fill with young soldiers, she gets a chance to help But working in the hospital confirms what Sasha has suspected she can see when someone is going to die Her premonitions show her the brutal horrors on the battlefields of the Somme, and the faces of the soldiers who will die And one of them is her brother Thomas Pretending to be a real nurse, Sasha goes behind the front lines searching for Thomas, risking her own life as she races to find him, and somehow prevent his death.

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