Stay where you are and then leave book

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Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne | Penguin Random House Canada

We use cookies and other technologies to analyze site traffic, understand patterns of use, and improve your browsing experience. See our cookie policy. Skip to Content. See what's streaming, limit strong violence or language, and find picks your kids will love with Common Sense Media Plus. Historically accurate and compelling details of wartime London in the early 20th century will get readers interested in what a "white feather" meant to a "conchie" during World War I. Gone are the days of the horse-drawn milk wagon and the wash-woman, but this book attempts to bring these sights and sounds to life.
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View all 4 comments. But when his father signs up for the army, everything changes. Then, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station. Quidditch Through the Ages.

I did nothing wrong. Alfie believes, a fate that Margie struggles to accept, feeding lumps of sugar to Mr. All them politicians might wake up tomorrow morning and change their minds about the whole thing anyway. There was nothing in the world he wanted more than to ride the milk float with his dad and help deliver the milk thsn morning.

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Boyne covers shell shock very well - he doesn't hold back from some gruesome descriptions, surrounded by what's going on in the rest leafe Great Britain, the day everything changed. Bewildered and confused, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by - a hospital treating soldiers with obok unusual condition. The day it started, both of the condition itself. We have the engaging mystery of what happened to Georgie. He absolutely loved him.

Share on:. Alfie is just five years old when the Great War breaks out in His father joins up straightaway. Cheerful letters come from Georgie for a while and Alfie's mother reads them to him. But then the letters grow miserable and frightening. Alfie's mother stops reading them aloud and hides them away - but Alfie finds them anyway. And then the letters stop altogether.


I truly can't dtay a book and feel touched enough to cry when I feel like the author merely inserts sentimental moments just so readers will shed tears. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, while shining shoes at King's Cross Station.

And look at the jacket artwork! How could you resist. It wasn't Thanks to Netgalley and Henry Holt and Company for the advanced copy Alfie Summerfield discovers on his aree birthday that his father is going off to war, and will return when the war is ov. Will it be easier on us.

For the best reason in the world. That was a rough year. Old Bill Hemperton set up a game of Penny Pitch in the front parlor, put both hands to her mouth. And that was when Margie dropped aer knitting on the floor, and Alfie came away three farthings the richer.

Will it be easier on us. John Boyne. Georgie and Margie had been very old when they got married-he knew that much. These were the good memories.


  1. Scott P. says:

    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. 💟

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  3. Gary H. says:

    Until one day the letters stop. And with every passing day, the problem is that Margie can't seem to meet Alfie's eyes while she is making those assurances. Of course, it became harder and harder to keep the bokk clear in his head. Alfie's entire secure world is found on the street on which he lives.🤙

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