The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Reviews

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23 thoughts on “The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Reviews

  1. Iris Tunley charter east Dulwich 5/10
    I enjoyed the book its beginning is moving and enjoyable but after page 120 I feel the content is unnecessary and could be easily shortened

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  2. THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
    The boy at the top of the mountain is one of John Boyne’s best books, along with the poignant boy in the striped pyjamas. It tells the story of Pierrot, French born, but with a German father. His father fought in the Great War, and is mentally scarred. His mother works as a waitress, in a restaurant. When one day Pierrot’s mother dies from cancer, and his dad dies in quick succession, he is sent to live with his Jewish friend. But when World War 2 breaks out, he goes to stay in an orphanage, until he is sent to live with his aunt in a special house: the Berghof. What will happen to Pierrot’s future?

    Another AMAZING read, one I would rate highly.
    10/10!

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  3. Boy at the top of the mountain
    It is about a boy, called Pierrot, who losses his mother and father and becomes an orphan. He is taken to an orphanage where he gets bullied by a boy called Hugo who is the nephew of the people who run the orphanage. He gets a letter from his aunt Beatrix who is a housekeeper at the berghof on top of the mountain which is in Germany. But little did he know that the master of the house was Hitler. Hitler corrupted Pierrot into betraying his friends and helping him.
    What will happen next?
    10/of 10

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  4. This book was quite horrific really and it was really shocking in places. I think it was a good book but it could have been a bit gentler. I suppose people need to know about this sort of thing. 8/10
    Rosamund Turner The Charter School East Dulwich

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  5. I thought this book was thrilling and moving. I like the way there were lots of big twists in the story and I think it is brilliant. 9/10
    Coco Judd The Charter School East Dulwich

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  6. Really amazing book! If you have seen the movie ‘The Boy With The Striped Pajamas’ or have read it. In page 51 you can see a known character from there! I have really enjoyed this book and it shows how horrible it can be in the great war and how it affects his father. I give this book a 9/10

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  7. Alex, Charter School
    THE BOY AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN

    This is another one of my book reviews, and one of my last Southwark book awards reviews. In this book you join a boy called Perriot and, as you can physically see, he is a French boy. His dad died early on in the book and his mother soon afterwards. He was sent to an orphanage, then to the house on top of the mountain named ‘Berghof’. Hitler lived there, but Perriot didn’t understand what atrocities he had caused.

    You’re now probably bored of me saying this but I loved it, 5 star!

    Rating: (obviously)

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  8. Some may say this book is horrific and makes you feel sick. And it’s true, it sometimes does. But that doesn’t make this book a bad book, and it shouldn’t make a book bad for showing things that happen in life. Because in life you do see things that are horrific and make you feel sick. And this book shows the truth about war and death, which makes it a greater book than if it had lied or underexaggerated. That is why this book moved me and therefore it is getting 9/10.

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  9. The boy at the top of the mountain was a really moving book that i really enjoyed.It is a very upsetting and is about a boy called Perriot who’s mum and dad dies early on in the book. after spending a few weeks at his friends house Perriot is moved to an orphanage were he gets bullied. not long later he moves to a strange house to live with his auntie. The master of this house has not been there for a while, when one day perriot meets him and till that day he is never the same.

    A horrific story that could have happened to many people during world war two. i give it 9/10

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  10. I really like this book because it puts facts in to the book which makes the book even better but, you will need to realize what is and what isn’t fact. Overall, it is a very moving book about a boy who gets manipulated in to someone who thinks is better and keeps and old friend. 8/10

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  11. Jonice Notre Dame

    I at first thought the boy was really cute but then i do not know what happened but he was a real dummy Good thing he noticed at the end. but overall it was a fascinating book. 7/10

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  12. I liked the boy at the top of the mountain because it showed how someone so innocent could change. It was very well written and had a great story. 8+1/2 / 10

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  13. I think The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain shows how quickly someone can go from innocent to hardened. It’s a great read though quite sad. It’s perfectly written and really gets you into the protagonist’s world. 9.5/10

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  14. 7/10

    It is a well written book with a nice plot and is also very moving.
    I marked it down because i think there was some content that did not need to be there.
    I really was surprised when he started getting bossy and commanding when he was given the HitlerJugend uniform it made me sad because i liked Pierriot.
    I also fell sorry for Ernst and Beatrix because they were good characters and they died but for a good cause!
    I didn’t like how he changed his name and betrayed Amshel i may have his name wrong but you know who i mean.
    and the last seen was aquas with Katrine.
    But we will all remember the war hero HUGO!
    I love you Hugo.
    I hate you Le Petit.

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  15. 7/10

    It is a well written book with a nice plot and is also very moving.
    I marked it down because i think there was some content that did not need to be there.
    I really was surprised when he started getting bossy and commanding when he was given the HitlerJugend uniform it made me sad because i liked Pierriot.
    I also fell sorry for Ernst and Beatrix because they were good characters and they died but for a good cause!
    I didn’t like how he changed his name and betrayed Amshel i may have his name wrong but you know who i mean.
    and the last seen was awkward with Katrine.
    But we will all remember the war hero HUGO!
    I love you Hugo.
    I hate you Le Petit.

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  16. The Boy On Top of The Mountain tells a story of a young Perriot who during the war suffered loss of parents and led a life of cruelty & betrayal with devastating consequences. I read the book with mixed emotions afraid to read on but wanting to know what became of Perriot. A great read and it is relevant to history. 9/10

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  17. Luca Kemp

    Dulwich Prep

    i enjoyed the boy at the top of the mountain because i found it very interesting but quite strange how young Pierriot is easily taken under hitlers wing and manipulated to hitlers desires

    this story is quite a tragic one, both of pierriot’s parrents died leaving him alone, apart from his aunt beatrix who lives in the Berghof, hitlers holiday home

    i found this had a bad ending, not very exciting at the end. 8/10

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  18. all i can say. what a sad book taking after a boy in stripped pyjamas. i loved it but couldn’t quite finish it.
    i would love it if the author wrote more and more and more about these kinds of books.

    10/10

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  19. This book was quite a tragic book and i found that quite touching. I liked to see how young Pierrot was transformed into a mini Hitler and that how how he became more cold and nasty by the day. He didn’t care that much that he was the reason his Aunt Beatrix and her boyfriend were shot.

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  20. I disliked Boy at the Top of the Mountain a lot as it was a very boring and unbelievable book. This might be because I heard from other people that it was good and my expectations where to high.
    Boy at the Top of the Mountain is about a young boy called Pierrot who is sent to Hitler’s home in the mountain he is then taken in by Hitler and receives special treatment from him.
    4/10 for being quite boring

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