Tuesday Teen Recommendations: War and Peace

Every week we will have a guest teen reviewer sharing a book, movie, or music recommendation available through KCLS.

Guest post by a 9th grader at the Shoreline Library. This television show is available on demand through Hoopla.

War and Peace [streaming television]

Modern, dynamic, and short - this is how I’d summarize the BBC’s remake of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.

In just six hours, it reveals the fates of three young people as they search for happiness in the times of the Napoleonic Wars. The adaptation will appeal to a younger audience because Tolstoy's lengthy philosophical considerations are dispensed with and the story is spiced up a little with scenes that were only hinted at in the book.

Seeing the series is a great alternative to reading the entire book! Recommended from age 14.