"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" by: John Boyne, book review
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"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"
by: John Boyne,
2006; 240 pages,
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is another book that my sister recommended that I read. Thankfully, I heeded her advice. She also recommended "To Kill a Mockingbird" to me. One thing about my sister, she's always right, but no one ever listens to her. I think I'll start listening to her from here on out.
As soon as I saw "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas", I knew I had to read it. It tells the story of a young boy growing up outside a concentration camp. The thing is, he doesn't know it. He's German, and doesn't understand why he is separated by a fence from the people who get to wear their pajamas all day.
The book is from Bruno's perspective. Bruno is 8 years old.
It is really interesting to read how Boyne interpreted life in a concentration camp. He said that he couldn't fathom it from any perspective other than a child.
You absolutely must read "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". It's a short book, and I highly recommend that you take time out of any day to read it.
I'm also looking forward to seeing the movie. Hopefully I'll get to do that soon.