The boy and the striped pyjamas book
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne | WaterstonesNine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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This truly is one of those emotional stories which stays with you long after reading it: a story capable of pulling at your heartstrings at the mere thought of the book. I really wanted to 'love' this book and i had high expectations and that may be why in the end I was a little dissapointed. I thought the character of Bruno was repetitive to the point of annoying in the When I watched the film for this book I was simply blown away by it but i cant say the same thing about the book itself. For a start it is written for children even though the author has said on a few occasions that Please sign in to write a review.
Unlike the months of planning Boyne devoted to his other books, he said that he wrote the entire first draft of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in two and a half days, barely sleeping until he got to the end. As of March , the novel had sold more than five million copies around the world. From the house at Out-With, Bruno sees a camp in which the prisoners wear "striped pyjamas" prison clothes. One day, Bruno decides to explore the strange wire fence. As he walks along the fence, he meets a Jewish boy named Shmuel, who he learns shares his birthday. Shmuel says that his father, grandfather, and brother are with him on this side of the fence, but he is separated from his mother.
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