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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By John Boyne The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Berlin 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 n

  • Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • Author: John Boyne
  • ISBN: 9780385751063
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By John Boyne 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 straBerlin 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 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.
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    1. Brandy on said:

      I hardly know where to begin bashing this book Do I start with the 9 year old boy and his 12 year old sister, who read about 6 and 8, respectively The imperial measurements miles, feet despite the German setting The German boy, raised in Berlin, who thinks that Der F hrer is The Fury and Auschwitz is Out With, despite being corrected several times and seeing it written down The other English language idioms and mis hearings, despite our being told that he speaks only German And that he believes [...]

    2. Hailey (HaileyinBookland) on said:

      3.5 I didn t love this, but I did appreciate the fact that it had a very powerful message and an ending I wasn t expecting at all My feelings were definitely changed by the fact that the author describes the story as a fable The abstractness makes a lot sense in that way Definitely an unforgettable read, nonetheless

    3. Peter Kubicek on said:

      The Boy in the Striped Pajamas would easily top my list of Worst Books about the Holocaust I am writing as one who was there I was once myself a boy in striped pajamas and am a survivor of six German concentration camps This book is so ignorant of historical facts about concentration camps that it kicks the history of the Holocaust right in the teeth.John Boyne s premise is that the nine year old son of the commandant of Auschwitz, bored with his isolated life, takes walks to the fence surroundi [...]

    4. Madeline on said:

      As Michael Kors once sighed to a clueless designer on Project Runway Where do I start Let s open with some descriptive words that sum up this book, and I will then go on to explain them in further detail Patronizing Insipid Smarmy Just plain bad Patronizing I believe that to write good children s literature, you have to think that children are intelligent, capable human beings who are worth writing for like Stephen King, who probably thinks kids are smarter than adults The author of The Boy in t [...]

    5. F on said:

      Found this in a charity shop and couldn t put it down.So sad Really loved it Had no idea it would end how it did.

    6. ❄️Nani❄️ on said:

      Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again Not in this day and age A bond that defies expectations but results in devastating consequences, this heart aching tale follows the friendship between Bruno and Shmuel during the Holocaust in the second world war A fable told through the voice of a child, but not just any child Some books are simply burned into your memory.I ve had an emotional bond with this novel for many reasons since the moment I read i [...]

    7. Wayne on said:

      I seriously suggest you read about what happened to real children in the Holocaust It won t fill your thoughts for many days or shock you rather it will fill your LIFE and make you feel sick to the core of your being.Paul Friedlander, himself a survivor, recounts in his recent highly praised book the incident of 90 Jewish infants all under the age of five, orphaned after their parents were murdered in a mass shooting.These children were subjected to indescribable mistreatment for days.Then they [...]

    8. Cecily on said:

      A powerful concept, but very poorly written even allowing for the young adult target audience and one of a tiny number of books I can think of that was better in the film version.PlotBruno is 9 and lives in Berlin in 1943 with his parents and 12 year old sister They are wealthy and his father is an important soldier who is promoted to be the Commandant at Auschwitz The trick of the story is that Bruno doesn t realise the horror of what goes on behind the barbed wire, where everyone wears striped [...]

    9. Arlene on said:

      The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterful job of depicting the setting in such vivid detail and exposing the events in a manner that I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded and impending doom lingered on the horizon.I was recommended this novel a while back while reading The Book Thief, but after finishing that story and experiencing such deep sadness, I knew I couldn t jump into another nov [...]

    10. LolaReviewer on said:

      When I was very young, I lived in Romania Because there was past drama in my family, I had three grandmothers and two grandfathers I was close to two of my grandmothers and one of my grandfathers, because they lived near my mother, brother, stepfather and I.The other couple, I only saw during summers They lived in the country, where there was no indoor bathroom, no internet, no chocolate and no sense of community that I felt at the age of six Every morning, I would wake up from the best of dream [...]

    11. Nandakishore Varma on said:

      Lincoln s doctor s dog An archaic reference in the publishing industry to the notion that the way to ensure a book is a bestseller is to write about Lincoln, dogs, or doctors This prompted one author to title his book which is about publishing in the 1930s Lincoln s Doctor s Dog From metaphordogsMaybe Lincoln, doctors and dogs have gone out of fashion but children, the Holocaust and friendship are still the rage So the sure fire formula for creating a bestseller is to write a story about childre [...]

    12. Phrynne on said:

      I have actually sat for five full minutes gazing at a blank page and wondering what to say about this book Words don t usually fail me It does of course deal with a very painful and shocking part of our history and there are criticisms about some alterations to the true facts However The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is obviously intended for the younger end of the young adult range and the presentation needs to be fairly simplistic Boyne himself describes it as a fable, that is a fiction story wit [...]

    13. Betsy on said:

      I ll give it this much Few books have caused me to actually shake SHAKE in anger Wow I think I need to go boil my eyeballs for a while What was the author thinking

    14. Lisa on said:

      There are plenty of insightful reviews on this piece of sensationalist, badly written, idiotic Disneyfication of the Holocaust on I don t have anything to add to the criticism, except that I would love to see it taken off the curriculum in schools.Here are my replacement suggestions Upon the Head of the Goat A Childhood in Hungary 1939 1944When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitA Day of Pleasure Stories of a Boy Growing Up in WarsawAnd of course for mature students, I recommend Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel an [...]

    15. Julia Miller on said:

      I am bawling my eyes out John Boyne, thank you for writing this I ve read many books about the Holocaust I m German so I have been confronted with this topic from very early on and this is by far my favorite one I love the bond Schmuel and Bruno share and Bruno s innocence While reading some particular scene I ve felt terribly guilty of what my country once has done I wish I could undo all the horrible things that happened to innocent people including all people who were affected by the Holocaus [...]

    16. Bibliophile on said:

      The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a Holocaust fable by the Irish writer John Boyne, in which a nine year old German boy named Bruno arrives at Auschwitz or as the novel coyly and annoyingly calls it Out With when his father is named as the camp s new commandant Bruno is incredibly na ve to the point where I began to wonder whether he might not be mentally retarded, in which case he would most likely have been murdered under the Nazi euthanasia program long before the timeline of the book, thus s [...]

    17. Al Bità on said:

      There is nothing to learn from this book There is much to dislike From certain perspectives, it can even be said to be detestable.First of all, there is the authorial conceit that the work is written from the perspective of a child The worst example of this come in the use of euphemisms for the Fuhrer the Fury and for Auschwitz Out With which become increasingly irritating as the work progresses Bruno s difficulty with these words is somehow supposed to charm us, and apparently gives the reader [...]

    18. Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine) on said:

      You can read this and all of my reviews at Lit Wit Wine Dine.Since I am the last of the 4.357 gagillion readers out there to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, I won t rehash what can be read in the blurb and I m going to limit my review to the few points I found to be most important.This is a YA novel and the easy, simple way in which it is written really punctuates one of the main themes the innocence and naivet of children.At times I felt Bruno was a bit of a spoiled turd I then felt guilty [...]

    19. Shannon (leaninglights) on said:

      This story I m glad I finally read it It s taken me years to pick it up and watching the movie last month gave me the nudge to finally read it Actually seeing it was worse in the movie in terms of heartbreak and devastation Such a powerful read, but not for the faint of heart.

    20. Hadrian on said:

      Another case of some unscrupulous bastard making money with overwrought dramatizations of real tragedies The Holocaust was a crime beyond imagining, and tying in adorable children and cliched tales of Friendship would only make the book tempting to those easily swayed by the spell of sentimentality.Urgh.

    21. James on said:

      Before the film, the stage play and now the ballet came the original novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a challenging story and at times difficult to read, due to the subject matter and the manner in which it is portrayed This is a compellingly original and extremely well conceived and written book Without wishing to give anything away to anyone who has not yet read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas this is the story of Bruno, a 9 year old boy growing up in Germany at the time of WWII and is t [...]

    22. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Nevisande John Boyne ISBN 385751060 ISBN13 9780385751063 Dar 224 Safhe Saal e Chap 2006

    23. J-Lynn on said:

      I finished this book yesterday and I am still having trouble forming an opinion but here it goes I have thought about it a lot which is generally a sign of good writing, but in this case, maybe I am thinking about it because the book disturbed me.If I look at the Holocaust historical fiction genre as a whole, I am not sure what this book adds to the group It does show another point of view, from the child of the Commandant of Auschwitz, but Bruno is so terrifically dense naive well beyond his ni [...]

    24. B the BookAddict on said:

      When his father is promoted to Commandant in the German army and his family is transferred from their comfy home in Berlin to a strange place called Out With, nine year old Bruno has no idea of the true nature of his new surroundings Indeed, he is also unaware of the horrors being perpetrated at the command of the German leader, the Fury, who visits the family one evening He is unimpressed by the small man with his tiny ineffectual moustache.The dreaded concentration camp as seen through Bruno s [...]

    25. Claudia on said:

      Berlin 1942Bruno is 9 years old, and the Nazis horrific Final Solution to the Jewish Problem means nothing to him He is completely unaware of the barbarity of Germany under Hitler His father is promoted and he has to with his family to move in the near of Auschwitz Birkenau He believes that the people in the camp have a good life, until one day he meets Shmuel, a little b0y Bruno wonders why Shmuel and the other people have blue striped pyjamas They discover that they have some things in common [...]

    26. Antonio on said:

      No s si deber a hacer una rese a de este libro porque el editor espec ficamente decidi no hacerlo para no revelar nada sobre la historia Supongo que podr a tratar de revelar lo menos posible, tratando de imitar un poco el estilo del autorBruno es un ni o de 9 a os cuya vida est a punto de cambiar, ver n el siempre ha vivido en una hermosa casa de 5 plantas en Berl n con Padre, Madre y su hermana la tonta de remate, pero debido a una orden del Furias el jefe de Padre el, con toda su familia, debe [...]

    27. Carol on said:

      A heartbreaker of a story about the Holocaust told through the eyes of a naive nine year old Bruno, his father is Commandant , who befriends a Jewish boy who lives on the OTHER side of the fence The ending of this book is not one I will soon forget

    28. Bill on said:

      Monica Edinger said spoiler alert I don t see the point of this book at all Doesn t work as an allegory, a fable, or anything else The boy both boys, for that matter are naive beyond belief The German boy s misuse of language is completely not credible Want to give a kid a book on this topic Anne Frank.I added Completely agree, Monica What I find so distressing is how many educators are making this part of the curriculum They think it is a great and oh so moving book and are working hard to conv [...]

    29. Drew on said:

      Okay Guys This became one of my favorite books of the year I loved bruno from the beginning The author did such a great job because every scene I had read was like a movie Bruno was an amazing book character I love his sister Gretel His whole family was amazing Bruno ask a lot of question in this book Which sounds a lot like me But WELL DONE JOHN BOYNE U made me sad

    30. Becky on said:

      I ve had this book on my To Read list for a long time, since I really enjoy reading books of this kind I haven t seen the movie, and I really had no idea what to expect from this one That being said, I wish I could have liked it than I did This story is told in 3rd person limited, from the perspective of a 9 year old boy Bruno, our main character, is moved unexpectedly from his large home with 5 floors if you count the basement and the little room with the high window at the top in Berlin to Ou [...]

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