The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 18, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 240 pages
Two young boys encounter the best and worst of humanity during the Holocaust in this powerful read that USA Today called "as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.”  

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.
 

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The boy in the striped pajamas by John Boyne is a very great book. the time of the book taked place during the Holocaust. Bruno is a nine year old boy who's father has gotten transferd to a ... Read full review

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a powerful story from the point of view of a nine-year old boy. The story is a little slow in the beginning, but once readers reach the middle the book becomes ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
30
Section 5
55
Section 6
86
Section 7
116
Section 8
127
Section 9
134
Section 10
150
Section 11
176
Section 12
186
Section 13
193
Section 14
200
Section 15
214
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About the author (2008)

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971 and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His novels have been published in over forty languages, and his books for young readers include Noah Barleywater Runs Away and The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas won two Irish Book Awards, topped the New York Times bestseller list, and was adapted into a Miramax feature film. He lives in Dublin. To learn more, visit JohnBoyne.com.

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