“A Ladder to the Sky”

When I finished this book (about 20 minutes ago) I closed it, and said out loud “Wow. That was a good book.” It’s safe to say I loved A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne.

Back are the days of reading with a blanket instead of outside in the sunshine, but this read felt right curled up and cozy, turning pages as quickly as I could.

The structure of this book is unlike any other I’ve read. After reading the jacket, I was surprised the book started out with an old man narrating, but as I read on it made sense.

I grew to have strong feelings for the main character (I’ll let you read to find out what kind) and I love that we didn’t hear from his voice until late in the book.

It’s filled with tiny twists, great surprises, and wonderful storytelling. I can’t wait to read more by this author. I’d read, and very much enjoyed, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas a couple years ago and, admittedly, didn’t make the author connection right away.

I highly recommend this book. If you get stuck during the narrator switches, or in an interlude (which I almost did) keep going. It’s worth it.

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