The Foreshadowing Author:Marcus Sedgwick It is 1915, a few months after the start of World War I. Seventeen-year-old Sasha is a sheltered English girl. Just as her brother, Thomas, longs to be a doctor, Sasha wants to be a nurse. As the hospitals fill with young soldiers, she gets a chance to help. But working in the wards confirms what Sasha has suspected. She has a terrible gift: she... more » can see the future. And as with Cassandra, the prophetess of Troy, no one believes her. Sasha's premonitions show her the horrors on the battlefields of the Somme and the faces of the soldiers who will die. One of them is her brother.
In this riveting story, Sasha risks her own life as she races to find Thomas and -somehow- prevent his death.« less
The Foreshadowing begins slowly because the author takes his time setting up the characters. However, once the real action begins as the young girl sets off to find her brother, you won't be able to put this book down. It's also interesting to note that the chapters count down backwards - because the main character can see into the future. I like to think of myself as a fairly savvy reader, but I have to admit that I didn't see this ending coming.