The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

By John Boyne

50 ratings 68 reviews 96 followers
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 9 - 12 Grades 10 - 9 n/a 5.8 46778
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

Book Reviews (70)

Add a Rating

i watched the movie so now i want to read the book cause the movie was so good

keythereader keythereader

i love this book its so great like omg i really am in my feelings right know i love you guys see you later .

clarinet4flute clarinet4flute

It is about an oblivious GERMAN boy called Bruno and his time in the war. Bruno lives a comfortable life in his lovely home in Berlin, but when his father gets promoted he and his family have to move away to a desolate home in the GERMAN countryside, where Bruno is left with nothing to do and no one too play with. Until he meets a boy named Shmuel who lives on the opposite side of a barbed wire fence and always wears STRIPED PAJAMAS. I will not give anything else away and HAPPY READING!!!!

This book shows the emotional side of the Holocaust without even giving that much detail. The book takes you through the everyday journey of Bruno, a young boy who is ignorant and naive about what bad things his father does. His father is a general of a Jewish camp, and inside the fenced place is a young boy, Shmuel. Bruno was curious one day and walked up to the fence, and met Shmuel. Bruno, although still ignorant to the pain Shmuel is going through, became friends with him. I'm not trying to spoil for you guys, so i won't say the rest of the story-line. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to see a story make more sense as you continue reading. Also, I would like to warn the readers: You will remember this book.

i dont think its for grades 9-12! i think 4th grade and up. I'm in 5th grade, so im just sayin!

love this book, but it is so sad. so so so sad.

This book is about a boy with striped pajamas that is like a slave.I recommend this book because the boy with some other boy from the other side of the fence is trying to get him out of there.You should get this book because it's a interesting book to read.

the book the boy in the striped pajamas is about a boy who his father is a nazi and him and his family moved near a cam for all jews and the boy found the camp and went into the camp and died. i do not recomment this book.

This book is really good it talks kind of about a foster boy a little but I am not going to spoil the book.

Show More