The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Berlin 1942When 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... show more
Berlin 1942When 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 and 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.
Publish date: October 23rd 2007
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
Read with my son as part of our WWII/ holocaust studies - we both loved it! He also watched the movie at school too and enjoyed it. I haven't seen the movie yet so can't offer a comparison but I hope to remedy that soon.
I wasn't planning on reading this today. It fell from my new pile, and as I went to get coffee, I started to read and finished it in one sitting.Original and devastating. A child "outside the fence" long before anyone knew what went on at a place he understands to be called "Out-With" where he's mov...
I was disappointed in this novel, I mean for how much people have talked about it and then a movie is made based on this novel, seriously this book needs work. I was so frustrated reading it, I almost stopped and put it away but since I am reading it for a book club I thought I better continue. Why ...
I have no words for how incredible this book is. The shortness of the novel made me underestimate it. The summary on the back of the book is quite mysterious too.I think that everyone should read this book at least once in their lifetime. It's very subtle, very intense, and very hard-hitting and tho...
Although good and suspenseful story overall, I didn't like the approach to the theme. Younger readers - if this book was intended for them - won't understand much - if they are not familiar with the subject matter - because many things were left unsaid or misspelled. That's oftentimes alright to do ...