The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Read Online Free - 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 to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people 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.

Title : The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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ISBN : 0385751060
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Brandy rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 12, 2007

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 Führer is "The Fury" and A...

Hailey rated it ★★★☆☆

January 25, 2018

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 more sense in that way. Definitely an u...

Peter rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 11, 2013

"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 camp...

Madeline rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 24, 2010

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 ch...

F rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2017

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.

❄️Nani❄️ rated it ★★★★★

March 01, 2018

"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...

Wayne rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 10, 2011

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 bo...

Cecily rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 14, 2017

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. Plot Bruno is 9 and lives in Berlin in 1943 with his parents and 12 year old sister. They are wealthy and his fathe...

Arlene rated it ★★★★★

December 01, 2010

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 doo...

Lola rated it ★★★★☆

November 16, 2017

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 s...

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