Monday, June 1, 2009

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne was a disturbing but really good book!

Here's the review:

The book is set in Berlin, 1942 and is about a young boy named Bruno. What is unique about this story is that it is written from Bruno's his perspective - an innocent, young boy. Bruno comes home one day to find that he and his family must move immediately to the country as his father has been promoted. When he arrives at his new home, he dislikes it and finds that there are no other houses or children near them. How is he to make it through the day without playing with friends? He certainly can't play with his dreaded older sister!

He notices from his bedroom window a great, tall fence stretching for miles with people behind it. He asks his parents about them and is told in no uncertain terms that he must never venture there - ever! Poor Bruno, he's stuck in the country with no friends and he just can't understand why his parents are being so unreasonable.

He becomes bored in his new home and he decides to go "adventuring". His adventures brings him to the tall, wire fence and on the other side of the fence, sits a boy in striped pajamas (or so that is what Bruno believes the clothes to be). Bruno starts up a conversation with the other boy and they develop a unique friendship.

The story continues but I'll let you read it ....I don't want to spoil it for you!


Sherry said...

We saw the movie about a month ago, and it was really good!

Grammy said...

That sounds like a wonderful book. I have not see the movie either. Have a great week.

Sandra said...

I watched the movie a few months ago and loved it. It IS disturbing in a way but so good.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

That does sound like a book I'd like to read!

squawmama said...

Hi Rene, Thanks for stopping by to visit me... I wanted to leave a comment on your recent post but couldn't find the link to it... I sure hope you’re doing well... You are so right though. There is so much to be thankful for....