• "Pat Barker meets Michelle Magorian . . . Comic as well as poignantly enlightening"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "John Boyne’s children’s novels tackle difficult subjects . . . and this latest book looks at the horrors of trench warfare in World War 1. With the anniversary of that war next year, this is a timely examination of moral, physical and mental bravery and pain"

    Daily Mail
  • "Beautifully paced and affecting"

    The Bookseller
  • "Stay Where You Are and Then Leave is beautifully written, as are all John Boyne's books for children. Although it's a book aimed primarily at younger readers, it's equally as satisfying for adults, and should be widely read by everyone"

    Wondrous Reads
  • "A beautifully paced and affecting tale"

    Independent on Sunday