The Boy in the Striped PyjamasBook - 2005
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TeenReads Mar 07, 2013
The Teen Reads Book Group will be discussing this book in the 4 April 2013 meeting at Ivanhoe Library 4-4:30pm. Come along!
Berlin, 1942: when his father is promoted, young Bruno moves to new house next to a high wire fence. He befriends a boy on the other side and keeps it secret from the adults, but someday the friends will be parted.
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The book, is about a young boy named Bruno. In the start of the book in lives in Germany at the time of world war 2. Because, of his commander father, he is forced to move to a concentration camp named "Auschwitz". There by the fence he meets his new best friend. The book talks about, young Bruno's perspective on the world, during WW2.
9 year old Bruno is the son of a Nazi solider. One day, he comes home, and his father takes his family and moves to a countryside. There, they live in a house called "Out-With". Bruno finds it very lonely there, until one day he sees men and boys in stripped pajamas. He is very curious about this, and goes to explore. There, he finds Shumel, a Jewish 9 year old that is in the concentration camp that Bruno's home is so close to. Though they were separated with a wired fence, they become best friends, Bruno going there everyday to talk to Shumel, and Shumel waiting for him. But then, Bruno's father says that Bruno and his sister and mother must go back to Berlin, their orginal home. Bruno isn't willing to go back because he didn't want to lose Shumel, so for the last day he was at his home, "Out-With", Bruno sneaks under to fence to see what is on the other side.
Bruno never got to see Berlin ever again.
very sad book and its sad that during the holocaust(think i spelled it right) many died because of no reason and many just sat there and did nothing about it.
9 year-old Bruno, son of a Nazi solder moves from home town Berlin to Out-With, the name of their new home. one day Bruno go off exploring inot the forest, where he finds the concentration camp, and a little boy name Smeul, a Jewish boy. This is the story of Bruno adventures in a Nazi's world, and the adventure of Bruno and Smeul.
Fences like these are all over the world. We hope you never have incounter one
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"fences like these exist all over the world we hope you never happen encounter one" -John Boyne
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