John Boyne is the author of many books for adults and for children, including The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Stay Where You Are and Then Leave and the #1 New York Times-bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, which is now a major motion picture. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.
With skill and emotional detachment, Boyne tells Pieter's story through descriptions and dialogue that are concise, spare, and vivid . . . . Pieter's traumatic childhood, infatuation and interactions with Hitler, adolescent angst, and destructive choices will captivate teens and prompt thought-provoking discussion. --School Library Journal, starred review Boyne's (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact. --Booklist A compelling account of the attractions of power, the malleability of youth and the terrible pain of a life filled with regret. --The Guardian John Boyne delivers a poignant tale of innocence ruined by Nazism. This is a story full of suspense and heartbreak that will leave readers wanting more. Compare this book to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. --School Library Connection