Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
 by John Boyne

* Published by: Doubleday (UK)
* Format: Hardcover / eBook (UK) 
* Release Date: September 24th, 2015 (UK)

* On Amazon: here

Summary from

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.

I've loved all of John Boyne's children's books so far, particularly those set during WWII. The Boy at the Top of the Mountain sounds like another excellent addition to his body of work, and I really can't wait to read it.

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