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All the Broken Places

Boyne, John

  8 Reviews

Gretel Fernsby was a young girl when her brother died in WWII, but now she is 91, a lifetime has passed, although the guilt and recriminations around Bruno's death remain. When a new family move into her London apartment building and their child is at risk, Gretel is forced to confront her distressing past if she is to prevent another tragedy from occurring.

.Written with sensitivity and insight, this is a stand-alone adult sequel to The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, the complex story of Gretel's life, its terrible secrets and her last chance for atonement.

Pages
367
Year
2022

Reviews

AUCK 422
13-05-2024
Well written, gripping story, set in interesting places and at interesting times.
ROTO 012
02-05-2024
A fabulous book. Beautifully written.
METH 002
10-04-2024
Good discussion. Some people found it a bit slow to start but some couldn't put it down.
CHCH 539
06-03-2024
Loved reading this novel. Great discussion on the guilt carried by an individual, and the pain they felt.
CHCH 517
15-01-2024
Our group found the book 'compelling', very readable, and with lots of twists and surprises.
MOTUE 009
23-11-2023
An unforgettable book, enjoyed by our whole group. It was a journey through history and emotion which provoked much discussion - from early Jewish history, today's Israel/Gaza turmoil as well as the personal legacy of living with past actions. Best book this year.
LOWER 024
04-10-2023
Loved it, everything beautifully tied in together, keep thinking about it. Generated lots of interesting discussion.
AUCK 460
02-08-2023
Scores between 4 and 5. Thought-provoking and gripping, with an unexpected twist. Engaging and well-written.