The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Paw Prints, Nov 11, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 231 pages
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.

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User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

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


User Review  - SwimmingPenguin - Borders

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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About the author (2008)

Acclaimed Irish novelist John Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland on April 30, 1971. He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He has written dozens of short stories and many novels, including the New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. An award-winning film adaptation of this work was released in 2008.

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