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  • Posted October 4, 2010

    highly recommend

    Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of a nine year old boy. I had already seen the movie, but thoroughly enjoyed the book. It is very simplistically written, but that would be the story told through the thought of a young child. Since I was born in 1934 and lived in UK in WW11, I had empathy with Bruno. It is a book you do not want to put down, has a sad haunting ending. This would be a good book for young teen agers as well as adults.

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  • Posted March 22, 2010

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    perspective

    This was a really easy read without losing any momentum. The dialect that Boyne used was not only appropriate for the character development, but it also allowed me to connect better with the perspective. A very enveloping story that really squeezed my emotions, both good and bad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2009

    Very good

    I like the book, and read in 2 days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2009

    oh silly bruno

    this story brings a new point of view into perspective on the happenings during Hitler's reign. nine year old bruno is so naive and schmuel doesn't seem to understand what's happening in his life. the ending was expected, but the best fit to teach bruno's commandant father a lesson. a good read.

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  • Posted April 25, 2009

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    Amazing

    This book is flawless. I read it in one day. The story follows Bruno, a 9-year-old whos father is a Nazi commander. Bruno moves from Berlin to the outskirts of a concentration camp for Jews that his father has been stationed at. He meets an young boy in the camp, and creates a whole friendship with a boy on the wrong side of the fence. This book explores the innocence of child who is enveloped in a world of evil and doesn't understand it. The ending is so sad, I cried. I also watched the movie on Youtube, and it was so real, and the ending was even sadder when you can put faces with the names. As an 8th grader, I wouldn't reccomend this book for anyone younger that junior high because of the topic of the Holocaust and the social behavior. All in all, one of the most touching books I have read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    what does everybody see?

    the boy in the striped pyjamas is a book about a young boy. at the beginning you read from the boys perspective but later on it just keeps on changing from bruno to the author. i have read it and was very dissapointed. not only was the literature bad but it was too childish for a 9 'later 10 & 11' year old. the ending was rushed the middle was pointless and the beginning wasn't even captivating. overall the book was a big waste of time & the the writer who suggested that it was like harry potter well... john boyne is no-where near as brilliant and genius as j.k. rowling. he has tried to make a good book but failed. john boyne has lost all respect by me because he has shown disrespect to all those millions of people who actually were in the holocaust. very unnecesary

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    Posted October 25, 2008

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