Stay Where You Are & Then Leave

Stay Where You Are & Then Leave

Book - 2014
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Four years after Alfie Summerfield's father left London to become a soldier in World War I he has not returned but Alfie, now nine, 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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9781627790314
1627790314
9781627790321
Branch Call Number: FICTION Boy
Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Jeffers, Oliver

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Sansha
Nov 25, 2017

A great junior novel set in London during the First World War.

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IV27HUjg
Nov 05, 2017

Over the years I've read many accounts of what is now called PTSD. Civil War called 'melancholy', some of my ancestors suffered thus. WWI shell shock, WWII Battle fatigue, Viet Nam - well that took a while to label. I liked the book though felt it might be more appropriate for a younger reader or those simply interested in the subject & not familiar with this resulting behavior. WWI gave us so many new ailments, treatments, advancements. I have a fairly good working knowledge of WWI, but only recently realized the tin masks caused lead poisoning. If any have seen Boardwalk Empire, it's a good example of how the masks looked.

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readerpat
Jul 03, 2016

I really loved this book about a young boy whose dad went off to WW 1 and did not come home. He discovered his dad in a mental hospital suffering from shell shock ( PTSD) and helps him to escape. It was a book I found hard to put down.

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maroon_penguin_81
Feb 06, 2017

maroon_penguin_81 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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