The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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... show more
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 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: 2006-09-12
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
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 ...
After watching the movie and being absolutely heartbroken by the end, I really wanted to read the book when I found out there was one. I'm sad to say that I loved the movie, but found the book to be so-so
I enjoyed the story and the characters in this book. Bruno was my favorite character. I feel bad for the children that they had no idea what was going on. This was a very touching story and a great story for the time period. Bruno comes home one day to the maid packing up his belongings. He finds ...
I finished this story last week, same day as my 5th grade son finished reading it at school. His class is now watching a movie based on this book. His teacher told me she would be glad to loan it to me as well. Maybe. I don't know if I need to see the movie. Bound to be a disappointment after t...