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The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas - Community Reviews back

by John Boyne
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Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 3 years ago
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.
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 3 years ago
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...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 3 years ago
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 ...
Selan rated it 4 years ago
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...
Books2Movies Blog
Books2Movies Blog rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
Twitchy Witchy Girl
Twitchy Witchy Girl rated it 5 years ago
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
Defying Gravity with Books
Defying Gravity with Books rated it 5 years ago
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 ...
Karen's books
Karen's books rated it 5 years ago
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...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it 5 years ago
This is a difficult book to review. I don't even want to say much about the plot because I feel like you should go into this book not knowing anything about it. It's good to know very little so you can be somewhat on even grounds with the main character, Bruno. Mind you, if you're old enough, you'll...
Malin rated it 5 years ago
Nine-year-old Bruno lives in a big house in Berlin and is not at all happy when the household is packed up and he, his mother, his older sister and the servants are forced to travel by train to a new house, far away in the desolate countryside. He misses the bustling city, the house with such a grea...
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