After the wonderful and heartbreaking “The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas” John Boyne has a massively amazing novel to try to match. Unfortunately, quite frankly, he doesn’t match it with this new novel, which is published in late September. “The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas” is so fantastic, honestly it might one of the most amazing books I have found in my book career. So the fact that this new novel doesn’t quite match it, doesn’t disappoint me because it is still really good!
Its about a little boy, whose father goes to war when WWI breaks out on the 5th birthday of out protagonist little boy. Soon the father goes missing and the little boy creates his own adventure to find him.
This really does tug at heart-strings so be warned, but Boyne has an absolutely endearing writing style that perfectly narrates the story with a sense of naivety. If you enjoyed “The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas” then you will like this but try not to compare them as much as I did! Enjoy.
“This is a story about a boy.
It’s a story about his father.
It’s a story about a shoe-shine a train journey, a white feather
And it’s a story about a secret.”