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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Some thing's are just sitting there, minding their own business and 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?

About the Author

John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He always knew that he wanted to be was a writer, devouring books such as Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo and Robinson Crusoe at a young age. He wrote his first book at the age of 20, but it wasn't easy making a living as a writer and for many years he worked at Waterstones bookshop in Dublin. He is now the author of seven novels. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas won two Irish Book Awards, was shortlisted for the British Book Award and has recently been made into a Miramax feature film. His novels are published in over 30 languages. He lives in Dublin.

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5.0

An Incredible read

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    Comments about The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas:

    This book is a fantastic read! It may seem child-like at first but that is the beauty of the book. The story is being told through the eyes of a child, and the innocence and ignorance that comes along with this makes the book much, much more frightening.

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    A classic story, well written and moving

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      Comments about The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas:

      Although this was a young adult reader, I wanted to read this to learn more about WWII and specifically the Holocaust.

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      A grown-up story for the younger reader

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        Comments about The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas:

        Having been moved,myself,by the movie,I gave the book to my grandaughter as a gift.

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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.

        ISBN: 9780099572862
        ISBN-10: 0099572869
        Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 256
        Published: 1st August 2012
        Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 13.3  x 2.0
        Weight (kg): 0.18