Now here's a great idea from author James Holland to interest some boys normally reluctant to read. Like the 'My Story' series, his book, called Duty Calls - Dunkirk, takes the reader into a factual world using a fictional character.
In it, sixteen year old Johnny Hawke is one of the troops of the BEF retreating towards the beaches and the rescue ships. It's a tale in which Johnny sees the horrors of war close up and leaves boyhood behind. With maps and details of the forces involved and a great web site www.dutycallsbooks.com providing interviews with survivors and a newsletter, this series could open the door to adventure fiction for any number of boys.