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The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas..: John Boyne

The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas.. John Boyne Book
by John Boyne

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sharina
This book is set in 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,a place he calls out-with.. 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 what 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.
gorrestfump
really enjoyed it... entertaing, moving.. but not very well written.. wouldnt make my top 20 and quite surprised it actually had become so popular..
crotalus_p
It was entertaining ok ill give it that but it was sooooo predictable, It is definitely not award winning material .
Ritabona
Friendship is rendered with meat awareness of the paradoxes between children's naive egocentricity, their innate concept of fairness, familial loyalty and obliviousness to the social conventions of discrimination.
Treensters
I too thought the ending was predictable but how the author got there was interesting.
winot
didn't read the book but saw the dvd very recently - mmm, was 'open' to what it was about to contain ... didn't follow the story intensely throughout I must admit tho embraced the boys' delightful innocence ... but which very sadly led them to their last breaths. Hadn't heard of this particular! case history before - as subtle as it was portrayed, tho VERY much aware of course re the bigger picture that went down :-( I couldn't watch moping the end ... sigh I was hopeful the Officer/Father would!! get to them in time :-( ...
Beth wave
capehorner
what a pity none of the commentators ever had any first-hand experience of living & probably dying in Nazi Germany or Nazi occupied territories - or have at least visited Auschwitz or the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
capehorner
what a pity none of the commentators ever had any first-hand experience of living & probably dying in Nazi Germany or Nazi occupied territories - or have at least visited Auschwitz or the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
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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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