The Boy in Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Val Penny's Book Reviews

This book deals with the horrors of prejudice and war through the eyes of a child.  Its humour and lightness of touch make the subject all the more vivid.  The book was recommended to me by my 10 year old nephew because he had enjoyed the book so much.  It is an incredible story! John Boyne has created innocent little Bruno and given him a powerful story. This moving book should be required reading for everyone.  I cannot say I enjoyed it, because of the subject matter and the ending.  However, I could not put the book down.  I found some phrases so funny I laughed out loud.  It also made me cry at other points.  It was a real emotional roller coaster.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was released in the United States as a film in 2008.  I did not see the film.  I did not…

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