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'Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone'
Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together?
BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.
"An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war"
For Ages: 12 - 17 years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2nd August 2012
Publisher: Random House