The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Guaranteed to spark discussion and debate—this is a tale of two young boys experiencing the Holocaust from different perspectives and getting caught up in terrible events entirely beyond their control.When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed... show more
Guaranteed to spark discussion and debate—this is a tale of two young boys experiencing the Holocaust from different perspectives and getting caught up in terrible events entirely beyond their control.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 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 from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.Bonus Feature—Author Interview with Editor, David Fickling
Publish date: 12-09-2006
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
This is a classic. I was like "ok, another holocaust book" until I reached the end. I did not expect that! And afterwards I couldn't stop thinking about it over and over... and over.
Courtesy of Smash Attack ReadsINTEREST IN THE BOOK: The title grabbed me. The back of my book does not have the above synopsis. It is a much simpler synopsis that leaves room for imagination. However, it is pretty obvious, to me, what the story was about from the start. If it is not obvious to you,...
It's about a nine year old boy named Bruno whose family is relocated from their Berlin home because of his fathers new job as a commandant . He explains what it is like living in .....Out With . Can you guess where that is? Anyway he meets a boy who lived on the other side of the fence and they beco...
oh my... What a horribly powerful book. The story was easy to read and the writing is quite witty; I didn't realise what Out-With / The Fury are until nearly halfway (I have a good excuse: I started reading at 7am on the train to work BEFORE COFFEE, it hit me what they were when I continued reading ...
One of the saddest and most beautiful books I have ever read. This is a tale about true friendship between two young boys living in difficult times. It is narrated from a child's point of view so the book itself is written through a very innocent perspective. I'm sure this book will become a classic...