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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas / Edition 1
     

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas / Edition 1

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by John Boyne
 

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ISBN-10: 0786294256

ISBN-13: 9780786294251

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Gale Group

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 running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786294251
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
Large Print Edition
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1538 reviews.
bookseeker11 More than 1 year ago
This book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, is one the most touching,inspirational and heart warming book I have read! When you are finished with the book the story of Shmuel and Bruno will always be with you. I recommend this book to anyone!. But be prepared, make sure you have a box of kleenex with you, it sure will bring on the waterworks :]
Always_Classic More than 1 year ago
The book is written from a perspective that's hard to write from. Seeing the Holocaust through the eyes of a child is a view I haven't seen before. Boyne captures this perspective very well. The ending was very rushed. It was all summed up in about two pages. That's the only thing bad about this book. If you're looking for a book to start a discussion in a classroom or inspire writers to write outside of the box, then this is your book.
KRT333 More than 1 year ago
Its a heartbreaking story about a boy named Bruno and his new found friend Shmuel. This book will keep your atention the intire time you are reading it. Stop reading reveiws and just read the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I have read the criticism for this book, that a Commandant's son could not be so naive, but I disagree. Children are some of thr purest souls living. They have to be taught hate and Bruno although was given explanations, was not. I almost cried at thr end! Good easy read that touches parts of the imagination most of us seldom use anymore.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I finished this book yesterday and all I can say: It is very touching. This has a story you won't forget easily. Had to cry a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EVEN IN LIFE'S MOST DARKNESS DAYS THERE IS LIGHT FOR BEAUTY ESPECIALLY
IN THESE TWO YOUNG PEOPLE. ALTHOUGH, BOTH ON OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE FENCE
THEY SHARED NAVIETEE, INNOCENCE AND FRIENDSHIP. BY THEM WALKING INTO
THE DARKNESS HOLDING HANDS AND REASSURING EACH OTHER THAT EVERYTHING WILL
BE ALRIGHT SHOWS HOPE FOR HUMANITY. HOPEFULLY, THIS EVILNESS WILL NEVER
RESURFACE, UNFORTUNATELY, IT STILL SHOWS ITS FACE IN THESE TRYING TIMES.
PEOPLE EVERYWHERE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK AND THINK ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES OF DEGRADING OTHERS IN NAMES, WORDS AND ACTIONS. WE SHOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM THESE TWO BEAUTIFUL YOUNG PEOPLE, IT MAYBE WORTH IT. I THANK THE AUTHOR FOR WRITING SUCH A GIFTED BOOK AND HOPE THERE WILL BE OTHERS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story touched my heart. Little Shmuel grew on you and so did Bruno. I had to read this for a book report and it broke my heart but it is an absolutely amazing book that I will never forget ! Read it, because I know you won't forget it. Its so innocent because the main character is only 9 and he doesn't fully understand the situation which is kinda sad though. Its a great book :]
Zodiac More than 1 year ago
The boy in the Striped Pajamas is definitely a touching read that I will not forget. Its writing style makes the book open to the audience whether it be adults or young teenagers. The book gives us a story from the point of view of an innocent 9 year old child, the son of a Nazi commander, who meets Shmuel, a 9 year old jewish child. Neither of these boys have been corrupted by the society that surrounds them and their innocence gives the novel more access to the reader's heart. Although the information about the Holocaust may not be the most accurate, this book is made to touch the reader, not give the reader a lesson. The book does manage to give the reader an idea of how cruel and brutal the holocaust really was. This book grabs and tangles up in you and wont let you go until you have finished reading, and gives you the perfect example of how simple and sweet children can be. Children who have not yet been corrupted by society and simply live without judging others, accepting and sharing with everyone, this novel shares their feelings with us and opens the mind of the innocent for us to read. The ending of the book did make me feel quite queazy and I admit, I felt like putting the book away and never looking at it again. But the book taught me too much to put it away. The power of this book will touch all readers and forever more be engraved in their hearts.
randu More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough about this book; the writing is just amazing, the characters feel so real and the situation incredible. Even though the book goes from the present to the past, to learn the back story, you will have no problem following the story. You can't help but feel for Bruno--at times, you wish you were by his side to tell him what he should do. And not to ruin the end, but it was an ending I just didn't see coming. John Boyne has written a memoriable novel that should be shared with everyone you know!
lpz171 More than 1 year ago
After first seeing this movie, I had to read the story. It was truly a heart-breaking tale of two young and children caught up in a horrible situation that ended too tragicly. While the movie really showed what happened to the two boys, the book left it completely out and really did not explain realistically what happened to them. Was there a reason for this? I wonder if the author did this on purpose or did the film-maker put that in for the movie audience. It certainly was a shocking end and left me totally wiped out and in tears. But it was a wonderfully written book and one that should be read by a lot of people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you read books recall the title and yet forget exactly what the book was about. This won't happen with The BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS.It is for adults as well as teeneagers and a book that lingers in your mind long after reading it. It is simply written but 'Oh MY' !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book puts the Holocaust in two inocent boys points of view. This book is sad yet it shows us love and hope. You better read this book!!!
eclecticreaderEB More than 1 year ago
this book really pulled at my heart strings, and ibelieve that everyone should read it. my 6th grade step-brother still doesnt know what the holocaust is and i am going to try to get him to read it. it was a great read and what really got me was the realism and attitude of Bruno and Shmul. it is a beautiful story and i am happy that i read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While i was reading 'boy in the striped pajamas' a touching story of freindship between a jewish boy at a consentration camp and a clueless german boy will really reach out to ages between 11 and 19. I read this when i was studiing the second world war and had peers that recomended this fabulous book to me. When i read i didnt want to put it down. Thank you for your time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book for others to buy, it is a wonderful book, if you enjoy reading about the holocost and slavery.
funny1243 More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to people who have an interest in history-especially in World War II. What I liked about this book is the tragic story about Shmuel and Bruno. This is a story about friendship. Bruno and Shmuel really show what true friendship is about. After days of not seeing his father, Shmuel and Bruno went on a "walk". They never came back. The sad truth is that the holocaust killed millions of Jewish people. I would want to read "The Thief of Time" by John Boyne. Just by reading the title the book sounds interesting. "Next of Kin" also sounds interesting. I like picking books by the name of the title. I would like a sequel to the book. I don't think that one book should cover the interesting stories of the holocaust.
jbm More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book for adults and young teens. It's a must read for everyone to remember that this really did happen, and to children.
Niki45 More than 1 year ago
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By Lizzy Mahoney Bruno is a 9 - year - old boy who has a comfy life in Berlin. He has a maid, a butler, and a cook. Bruno doesn't know what it's like to have nothing. But that changes when his family moves to Auschwitz. In The boy in the striped pajamas, John Boyne writes this compelling story about Bruno. When Bruno is forced to move away from his enormous house with his family, his life will change forever. Besides moving in to a smaller house with no "nooks and cranes" to explore, besides having no one to play with except for his older sister, he is surrounded by soldiers that go in and out of his father's office.Bruno misses his friends, his grandparents, and everything else in Berlin. And he doesn't understand what's going on around him. He hates everything about "Out-With" and is very lonely until he meets the boy on the other side of the fence. A powerful story with emotions and pajamas. It takes some time for Bruno to realize what is happening but it all comes together like the pieces of a puzzle. This story will keep readers thinking about what really happened during the Holocaust. The boy in the striped pajamas is Newberry quality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I literally love this book! It is so beautifully written and the ending is so emotional, its amazing.
educatdhorses More than 1 year ago
Says he wrote the manuscript for this book within 12 hours, I believe it.  This story is certainly sad, but not the best.  It's too easy of a read and can be annoying at times because, well, its through the eyes of a small boy. I like the fact that he is a virgin to what is actually happening around him, but it the story is just a little too fake for my taste.  I think it would have been written better if the author did some more research into WW2 and therefore could have come up with a better story for this little boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most amazing book ever! I recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was very well written, with many memorable characters. I wouldn't recomend this book to ten year olds because they may not understand it too well. Although this book may have a sad ending this story should be very serious like a lot of it is. Those times were dark times with hatred for other people just because of how the look or what religion they choose to follow. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book broke me down in tears it was touching emotional roller coaster people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ways increastingly boring Did Bruno die?
Jillafurd More than 1 year ago
This book is about a young boy, named Bruno who's father is a soldier for Germany. They have to move away from Berlin to a place only the father knows is called. The story is very emotional and the ending is very upsetting but, real . This is a story you won't forget.