When Christmas Comes Again Book Summary and Study Guide

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Seventeen-year-old Simone Spencer finds her life as a member of New York City society in 1917 empty, especially with the United States entering World War I and her older brother enlisting in the army. Simone is searching for meaning in her life, something she can do to contribute to the war effort -- and she thinks she has found it when she learns of a need for French-speaking American women to work as switchboard operators on the front. Simone travels to France, but is little prepared for the devastation of war. She forms close friendships and even falls in love with a young soldier. But on the front every new day is unpredictable, and Simone wonders if she and those she cares about will make it out of the war intact.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Conflict:    -   War, WW I

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   secretary Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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