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Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10n/a6.255724

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne, the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is another extraordinary historical fiction about World War II and innocence in the face of evil.

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 Austrian household. 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.

Pierrot is quickly taken under Hitler's wing and thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets, and betrayal from which he may never be able to escape. This title has Common Core connections.

Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0857534521
ISBN-13: 9780857534521
7 Book Reviews
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  • fexekuhiki
    fexekuhikiTuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:40 am55 stars
    I loved this book! It is an inspirational story and made me think about how such a humble ordinary kid can turn into what he becomes. I think the real story is really shocking, but the story was amazing and engaging. I would definitely rate this 5 stars!!
    • katiejo1222
      katiejo1222Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10:38 am55 stars
      This is a sad book with a really good moral at the end of the story. It's set in the Holocaust and shows the story of a boy who is in the middle of the Nazi party.
      • deeana
        deeanaFriday, June 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm
        i love the tillte and i love it
        • sparkle606
          sparkle606Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:44 am
          I want to read this book because it has a very intresting summary.
          • mammers904
            mammers904Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm
            This is on my summer read list. I loved The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
            • gymbo
              gymboFriday, June 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm44 stars
              this book is interesting and thrilling. john boyne has like his last book -the boy in stripe pyjamas- done a great job. you learn alot about the holocaust and you will get sad(for experienced readers only!!).
              • gymbo
                gymboFriday, June 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm44 stars
                this book was thrilling and exciting. you learn a lot about the holocaust, and like his previous book-the boy in striped pyjamas- it is very sad and scary.(only for experienced readers).