The boy at the top of the mountain
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- ISBN: 9781627795425
- ISBN: 1627790306
- ISBN: 9781627790307
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
|Summary, etc.:||"A young orphan ends up living in Hitler's home during WWII"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 May #2
On the eve of WWII, seven-year-old French orphan Pierrot is sent to live with his German aunt, a housekeeper at Hitler's Austrian aerie, the Berghof, high atop the Obersalzberg. His name prudently changed to the German "Pieter" by his aunt, the boy warms to Hitler, who reminds him of his dead father, a man who often talked glowingly about the Vaterland and its destiny. Proud when Hitler makes him a member of the Deutsches Jungvolk, Pieter begins to identify himself as German, losing his innocence as he discovers the pleasures of power and feelings of importance. Soon he abandons a Jewish childhood friend and betrays those closest to him, becoming a sort of miniature Hitler. Though there is little subtlety to it, Boyne's (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, 2006) story is unarguably a powerful one with an often visceral impact. It does approach melodrama in treating many of its unsympathetic German characters, though there are others notably depicted with humanity. An epilogue brings the story to satisfying closure. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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. He lives in Dublin, Ireland.