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☆ Read ☆ Stay Where You Are And Then Leave by John Boyne ☆ Bought this for my 12 year old son who had gone off reading for a while He loved this book which was revealing and educational covering many themes relevant to that era including shell shock mental illness amongst ex servicemen and concientious objectors plus much My son liked it so much he insisted I read it as well I did and I liked it too Not just for kids Alfie and his family live a pretty uneventful life All he wants to do is ride the milk float with his father Then his father does something that changes their life forever He volunteers to be in the war.
This setting is probably what interested me in the most If you know about The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, you ll know I pretty much cried when I saw the movie So naturally I had to pick this one up I liked reading about their daily lives So simple, and so rewarding at the same time Not a lot of problems until Alfie s father goes off to war.
Alfie had to do something to help He was determined to help his mom by keeping his job from her.
I admired his courage and his determination for his secret mission to be achieved, helping his dad Then the end result The Day The First World War Broke Out, Alfie Summerfield S Father Promised He Wouldn T Go Away To Fight But He Broke That Promise The Following Day Four Years Later, Alfie Doesn T Know Where His Father Might Be, Other Than That He S Away On A Special, Secret Mission Then, While Shining Shoes At King S Cross Station, Alfie Unexpectedly Sees His Father S Name On A Sheaf Of Papers Belonging To A Military Doctor Bewildered And Confused, Alfie Realizes His Father Is In A Hospital Close By A Hospital Treating Soldiers With Shell Shock Alfie Isn T Sure What Shell Shock Is, But He Is Determined To Rescue His Father From This Strange, Unnerving Place This was much better than I expected It was a nice peek into WWI through the eyes of a child and the best part was that it didn t dumb down any important aspects While children wouldn t get everything that this novel manages to show about life in England during that time, as an adult there is so much you can learn from this and take away from each character s experience The book was clearly well researched and it hit so many good points I m glad I finally got around to reading it even though the experience through a child s eye didn t entirely appeal to me.
This really got me fired up In modern times, at least here, we don t have the same blind love for our country and the same ignorance about the trials of war on everyone involved I Excellent book depicting the horrors of shell shock suffered by soldiers in the 1914 1918 War when treatment was virtually nonexistent and many people thought it was an attempt by soldiers to avoid returning to the front Seen through the eyes of a young boy whose father suffered from the condition at a time when he was trying to keep the family afloat whilst his father was away on a secret mission A good read for old and young I have passed it on to my granddaughter I m a primary school teacher and am always on the look out for new books to recommend to my students This book was well written and accessible to children over 9 The content was interesting and I enjoyed the character development.
Well written and gripping WW1 story focusing on how PTSD was viewed And the struggles of living with men at war.
a wonderful book.
a superb novel from John Boyne the boy in striped pyjamas was his masterpiece every page was gripping and it was very hard to put it down would recommend it to anybody who enjoys a good read.
it would appeal to young and older readers.
A very touching and unique book Highly recommended for parents and children about the sacrifices of war and the impact on families Stay Where You Are Then Leave 5 stars 5 10 hearts I really appreciated this book I feels wrong to say enjoy it somehow It deals with a really hard theme PTSD shell shock, cowardice, conscientious objectors, waiting for your father to return, internment of German speaking people it was a side of WWI that seldom is seen is never seen to such a depth It was a hard book to read by 75% in I was terrified about the ending but it ends perfectly and with hope It s humorous, English, realistic There was some language, smoking not glorified , a mention of drinking, some semi detailed to very detailed descriptions of wounds, a gross encounter with urine in a hospital the state of that room was awful , lots of scenes with shell shocked guys it was not an easy read The guys were so broke