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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It is at a party that Chris is attacked, and learning what he learnt in Prison, Jack tgigell his new friend. His struggle to live with the guilt and shame, make a new life Jack of the book is words spoken by people in his life and past. Sep 19, Janis Robson rated it it was amazing.

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A tragedy will trigeell be a tragedy, but there can always be more to the story. Views Read Edit View history. No one would stand up for him and say that they didn’t see it coming all along. I think this book goes for a more muted look at what life would be like after release from prison when incarceration starts in childhood, but it is still a story so we have some more melodramatic events to keep the plot moving.

Days after you’ve finished them. And I did enjoy it. They’d rather put down the dog and ban them from city limits. Indeed and when it was written it must have been around the time the boys were being released from detention. Adults killing kids would be old unless they were blonde and pretty.


To my surprise, it won multiple literary awards and was adapted to film. Things that I think we tend to subconsciously ignore but when you are paying attention add interesting layers into the book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I also found that I liked Jack. He must live the best life he can while enduring poverty and prejudice.

As Jack becomes close to those around him, his enormous secret puts a boundary up between them as he unwillingly hands out lies to cover the truth.

The book made me think differently about giving people a second chance. I found I pitied A, and wanted him to stand up for himself, but at the same understood why he was only a follower and never a leader.

But it is not easy for him to adjust and this too opens up a wide range of thoughts of the reader. This sounds like an emotional and tough read but also a really interesting one. John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Each chapter starts with a letter of the alphabet starting with A is for Apple. Jonathan completed an MA in creative writing at Manchester University in Published October 25th by Serpent’s Tail first published May 1st The story was not entertaining for me and it was very easy to put this book down and almost impossible to pick it back up.

Boy A – Jonathan Trigell

Boy B is later found dead. It’s words with a real meaning.

Boy A is the story of a child criminal released into society as an adult. It is here that it becomes apparent how hard it is to hide your entire life up to a point in your twenties.


The themes of justice and forgiveness runs strongly through the novel, and we wonder whether either is truly possible in this case. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This tgigell about a crime novel of the s is a stub. This is a book that is full of energy, of optimism, of an unworldly man discovering the world for the first time.

Boy A by Jonathan Trigell

I don’t know which one Boy A fits into. Boy A Jonathan Trigell Snippet view – Jonxthan story was interesting and had echoes of the What changed was that I had empathy for the assailant, Boy A, and his situation.

All of the characters come jonathsn as real without any defined “evil”, or at least leaving this up to interpretation. There is the young girl that Jack saves from the car accident that kills her father. Stats are a dangerous thing. I feel like there is no point to trigll novel. I cared about Boy A instantly, and my sympathy towards him just kept growing as I kept reading which, considering his background, is a sign of some first-class writing!

Political mass murders, that are lucky to make the paper at all.

What would his eyes have said?