The Boy at the Top of the Mountain (Paperback)John Boyne (author)
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When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler.
Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 159 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
A remarkable feat . . . Compelling * Guardian *
Disturbingly vivid, utterly readable and appealing to audiences of all ages * The Bookbag *
There is a sureness and a simplicity to the writing that is very impressive . . . In The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Boyne has delivered a powerful account of how one boy was seduced by Hitler and Nazism and paid the price. The final pages, in which he meets the Jewish friend of his boyhood and seeks redemption, are very moving. Younger readers will lament the corruption of Pierrot; older ones will perceive what Boyne is trying to tell us: if this could happen to Pierrot, it could happen to us * Irish Independent *
An affecting morality tale . . . It is the chilling portrayal of adolescent corruption and atonement that lingers * Daily Mail *
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“A moving tale”
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain is a moving tale about an orphaned boy who, through a series of consequences, arrives at his new home, high in the Bavarian Alps. This World War Two story takes us through the young... More
“Beautifully Written ”
Amzing historical story that really captures the life of Perriott and all the scary events that happend in WW2 from a small childs mind.
This is a great book: it was very interesting seeing the events unfold. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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