John Boyne Quote

I turned to leave and was exiting the gates when I heard the sound of feet running quickly along the gravel behind me. I turned and saw Alexei, who showed no sign of slowing down, so I opened my arms and he ran into them, embracing me tightly, his arms wrapped around my neck as I lifted him off the ground.I wanted you to know, he said, his voice choked up as if he was trying to stop himself from crying, I wanted you to know that you can be my brother if you like. As long as you let me be yours.

John Boyne

I turned to leave and was exiting the gates when I heard the sound of feet running quickly along the gravel behind me. I turned and saw Alexei, who showed no sign of slowing down, so I opened my arms and he ran into them, embracing me tightly, his arms wrapped around my neck as I lifted him off the ground.I wanted you to know, he said, his voice choked up as if he was trying to stop himself from crying, I wanted you to know that you can be my brother if you like. As long as you let me be yours.

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About John Boyne

John Boyne (born 30 April 1971) is an Irish novelist. He is the author of eleven novels for adults and six novels for younger readers. His novels are published in over 50 languages. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was adapted into a 2008 film of the same name.