Editorial Reviews. Review. A frankly amazing achievement from young Mr Trigell. — FHM Boy A – Kindle edition by Jonathan Trigell. Download it once and read. Boy A: Movie Tie-in Edition [Jonathan Trigell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “A shocker of a first novel told with extraordinary restraint . The New York Times“[Jonathan] Trigell masterfully builds sympathy for Jack. A searing and heartfelt novel, Boy A won the Waverton Award for best first novel.

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For the film, see Boy A film. My social retardedness definitions. The theme of good and evil, and personal responsibility is well explored within the novel. The people who were out for ttrigell to kill Jack, like they were the law themselves, were no less violent than he who did not set out to kill anyone that morning.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jack has spent most of his life in juvenile institutions; he’s about to be released with a new name, a new job, and a new life.

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Boy A by Jonathan Trigell

What is around them, what isn’t. Leave a Reply, I love hearing what you have to say Cancel reply Enter your comment here I’ll want to match it with my own. His life was ruined while he was still innocent which seems the source of the tragedy, the murder of the girl is strangely slightly less emotive. Trivia About Boy A. At 24, he is utterly innocent of the world, yet guilty of a monstrous childhood crime.

Do they get to say that when something bad happens and never for the good? Aug 03, Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: All of the characters come off as real without any defined “evil”, or at least leaving this up to interpretation.


If Jack had been nine months younger he would have been innocent, simple as that. A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life View All Posts. A hard-hitting yet compelling novel examining what it means to be imprisoned as a child and released under a false identity.

It’s a wonderful debut.

Notify me of new posts via email. Jan 30, Jackie Molloy rated it it was amazing. Neither of them stood much of a chance.

Boy A – Jonathan Trigell

Mind reading novels that fit in the way that psych labels never could. Quotes from Boy Jonatban. Zeb brings it all down eventually but even he is understandable in his rage at his neglectful father Terry.

I was hooked by this book from the first page. How do you go on from being charged with a crime you might not have committed?

There’s a discussion questionnaire in the back of the book that is good. That something special happened.

But, I can’t, by I’ll soldier on with my groupie flag flying. You find yourself thinking simultaneously that you’d never think to put words together in that way and that it’s the exact way they were created to fit together. Notify me of new comments via tritell. His support when the truth threatens to get thebetter of him. I think the author was trying to examine what life would be like with such a deed being in the background.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prikaz je na blogu: Boy A is one of two boys tried and convicted of the murder of another child.

Despite him being a convicted murder, he gets an incredibly light and short sentence for his crimes. As the book states at one point people are complicated. This book feels like a work of art as well as a captivating tale. No doubt about it it was a very disturbing read but one i had to read to the end nit everyones cup of tea. That wasn’t me and there are words that should be ignored This is all I’ll ever be and listen to the dark searching for who he is There isn’t only darkness inside a person.


What can I say other than this book is amazing. It was an exploitative book, published to coincide with the boys release from prison, again the author denies any connection The book is lean and pacy, with a cracking ending, and all of the characters are well-drawn and interesting.

No one would stand up for him and say that they didn’t see it coming all along. May 14, Cleo Bannister rated it it was amazing Shelves: A kindly work colleague, Chris takes him under his wing, and shows him the life of the average 24 year old, who does not have the same secrets in his past.

It is Terry who helps Jack to adapt to his new life, his new job, and his new friends.

Only the young die good. In short, from the first words this book grabs you by the throat like a vicious, one-eyed mangy dog with oozing pustules and shakes you senseless until the last breathtaking sentence.

It’s different like walking into the same room with konathan on or off. Do actions speak louder than words? Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.