2013 Sakura Medal Books

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway


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Author: dontflop

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2 thoughts on “The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

  1. This is a beautiful novel, and a testament to the power (both good and bad) of humanity. The characters emerge as very ordinary people faced with an extraordinary situation, and make you wonder how you yourself would face such horrors. The only fault of this book is that it’s too short. I was just starting to get to know the characters and have a feel for the city when it draws to a close, and I definitely felt that the book could have been at least twice as long.

    Mr. Farrell@YIS

  2. An excellent book which is almost poetic in its form. It follows the lives of three characters and expresses the horror of being in a town under siege. As well as giving a useful historical insight this is a truly moving book at the emotional level. I enjoyed the length of the book and felt that it hit the perfect tone without becoming overly laboured with an extensive plot or too many twists. It’s certainly been well received by pupils at the BST. One word of caution: don’t be put off by the cover – it doesn’t fit with the book at all.

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