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The Boy In the Striped Pajamas - Movie Tie-in Edition Author:John Boyne Berlin 1942 — When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see a... more »nd cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.
But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.« less
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In the style of a children's novel, this book shares with us the life of a child who lives next to a concentration camp, and his conflict with the world that surrounds him.
I couldn't put the book down. It's very well written with well developed characters. It's a story told from a child's point of view, so it's very honest and pure. Great Book!
Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dito; On not to much information with the caution that you dont want to ruined it for anyone. However I must say the writing is amazingly clever and witty. The characters feel real, and are very engaging.
It is easy, fast pace read. That you will have no problem following the story.
I disagree in not reading it, or letting children read it because though it does not truly reflect the reality of life in the Holocaust Concentration Camps; It does give room for conversation and teaching opportunity about such a sad, yet vital part of History. I highly recomend the book.
Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com
What an incredible story! John Boyne has created innocent, naÃ¯ve Bruno and given him a powerful story to tell. This moving book should be required reading for everyone.
Set in the 1940's in Berlin, Germany, the story centers around a nine-year-old German boy named Bruno. His family leaves Berlin to move to the country because his father has been reassigned by the "Fury." Bruno's youth and innocence has protected him from the harsh realities of Hilter and his reign of terror.
Life in the country is dull and boring for Bruno. He doesn't understand his new home, "Out-With." He's left his friends behind and doesn't like the smaller house he's forced to live in with his parents and his sister. Missing the hustle and bustle of the city, Bruno begins to explore his new surroundings. Beyond the fence near his house, he sees people, but is confused by their strange striped pajamas and their sad demeanor.
Bruno's loneliness is somewhat relieved when he becomes friends with a boy on the other side of the fence. They meet daily and exchange comments about their daily lives, but neither fully understands the circumstances of the other.
Boyne presents a story about the Holocaust like none other before. He brings tragedy to life through the eyes of innocent children. Readers of all ages will be spellbound until the last page and beyond.