The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

By John Boyne

50 ratings 68 reviews 96 followers
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 10 - 9n/a5.846778
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about. If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. Though this isn't a book for nine-year-olds. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence. We hope you never have to cross such a fence.
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN-13: 9780099572862
ISBN-10: 0099572869
Published on 8/2/2012
Binding: Paperback

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My grade loves this book and we totally recommend the book and the movie!! :)

Anonymous Anonymous

The book has a light tone from the family element but has a darker undertone that makes the book seem like it has little to offer

Jhonnytest012 Jhonnytest012

It's was pretty sad time to time and it's kinda hard to read about something you know about through 9 year-old eyes.

I really haven't been given the chance to get into this. But I have heard many good things about it and can't wait to get farther into it! I watched the movie and it's really heavy.

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2 boys, Schmuel and Bruno, are on opposite sides of the fence. Bruno wears an armband that is red and white, with a symbol on it. Schmuel wore an armband with a star on it. They meet, and Bruno crosses the fence. Then the last thing they saw was darkness, and the last thing they felt was suffocation.

Gorgeously Dark Gorgeously Dark

I read this book, and I absolutely loved it. John Boyne had a great effort in making the reader feel empathy for Schmal (Is that how you spell it?) and Bruno was so clueless and naive which just made me sad for him. (HUGE SPOILERS AHEAD) When Bruno and Schmal both died in the gas chamber, I was so tempted to tear the book to shreds. I was so mad that I tossed the book down onto my mattress. But that’s exactly what John Boyne wanted. That’s how moving it is.

bookworm15 bookworm15

I enjoyed this book. It was very sad but it taught me a lot

bookworm15 bookworm15

I have to read this book for school. it is very good so far.

ditto ditto

i have seen the movie and i think i will like the book even more

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