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This is the story of five childhood friends growing up in Australia during the 1960's. The book focuses primarily on two themes. When one of the five friends dies, the other four boys must deal with the guilt they played in his death and try to move forward with their young lives. The second main theme concerns war, especially Australia's role in the Vietnam War, which pulls the remaining four friends apart. One friend is a soldier; the other is a conscientious objector.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Jungles?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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