The Only Girl in the World is a gripping romance set during the First World War Dennis is an English soldier fighting in the trenches of the Western Front When he is on leave he meets Helene, and it s love at first sight But the shadow of the trenches hangs over him His leave is over in a mere two weeks When this battle is won when this war is over, he says he will come back for her Dare Helene fall in love with this foreigner Will she ever see him again Will he survive the trenches The world can be ending around you, but if you re in love nothing else matters


10 thoughts on “The Only Girl in the World

  1. Shirley Revill Shirley Revill says:

    I listened to the audiobook version of this story and the narration was really good.A love story set in the war years which I really enjoyed.Very well written and narrated I needed my tissues for this one Recommended.


  2. Kate Brown Kate Brown says:

    The Only Girl in the World is published in April by Scholastic The moving WW1 romance tells the story of a young British soldier, Dennis, and his experiences of war on the Western Front During his leave, he meets and falls in love with a local girl Helene, and promises he will return for her when the war is over The book wonderfully evokes both the trauma of battle, and every day life in provincial France, and is a genuinely moving account of love and loss I found myself rooting for Denni The Only Girl in the World is published in April by Scholastic The moving WW1 romance tells the story of a young British soldier, Dennis, and his experiences of war on the Western Front During his leave, he meets and falls in love with a local girl Helene, and promises he will return for her when the war is over The book wonderfully evokes both the trauma of battle, and every day life in provincial France, and is a genuinely moving account of love and loss I found myself rooting for Denniz as Helene calls him, and desperately hoping he would make it home to her It is a real achievement to get that depth of feeling within the constraints of a YA novel, and from the horror of war to craft a story that ends with hope for the future


  3. Bibliophagesoul Bibliophagesoul says:

    This is a love story without a happy ending that took place at the time of first world war The description of war was very accurate Language used is easy to understand and fluid Characters are well potrayed though I skipped some the pages as it was too much for me to take in At few moments, it bored me especially when the war events were too much described But overall, it was a short and heart melting read It was a very difficult situation for France but people didn t loose hope and work This is a love story without a happy ending that took place at the time of first world war The description of war was very accurate Language used is easy to understand and fluid Characters are well potrayed though I skipped some the pages as it was too much for me to take in At few moments, it bored me especially when the war events were too much described But overall, it was a short and heart melting read It was a very difficult situation for France but people didn t loose hope and worked hard for earnings They were supportive and understanding.This story is discussed in two point of views, one from Helene who is a french girl, helping her father with there family restaurant She is an independent, hardworking women and also a skilled horsewoman She is a very beautiful lady having her own fantasies about love and hoping to find one after the war is over just like the other character of story from whose point of view the rest story is dicussed, Dennis Stoneham is an Englishman fighting on the frontline for France against German He has a great taste in music and is god gifted in playing various instruments without studying them and not even knowing how to read music He has never went to serve any country, this was his first time and hence, he doesn t know much about this stuff He never write about the bad incidences taking place in the war as it would upset his parents Which shows his loving and caring nature and also he misses his home When Helene asked about his best memory, he told her, when his father used to ask him to play and boast around about his talent This part really melt my heart.They both meet each other because of his love of music and Maman s piano after about 60 pages of the story They started hanging out together and confessed about their love The other character Ginger was potrayed very well and gave the true meaning of friendship.Helene has given the true meaning of selfless love.Is Dennis gonna be alive Will they be happy ever after Is Maman and grandma plotting against them


  4. Amanda Lavelle Amanda Lavelle says:

    3.5 stars A quick read but does pack an emotional punch xx


  5. Debbie Debbie says:

    A bitter sweet tale for young adults.


  6. Dorreen Augustine Dorreen Augustine says:

    Worst Writing Ever Not sure how this made publication.