Guest Blogger: Dylan, Grade 11
Setting (Place): Berlin
What would you rate this book: 5 out of 5 Stars
I enjoyed this book and i don't normally enjoy reading at all. There is a lot of suspense that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. There is many events throughout the story that you can picture happening.
Bruno who is an 8 year old german boy is forced to move into a base near a concentration camp during world war 2 because his father had just became a worker there. Bruno was an adventurous boy who went out on his own and found a jewish boy who he soon decided to befriend even though it is a forbidden friendship. They are completely side tracked and have no idea of their surroundings and are in for quite the surprise of their life.
The boy in the striped pajamas leaves you wondering what's going to happen next with Bruno wanting to see how life is on the other side of the fence and going against his father's rules when he becomes friends with a jew and manages to get his hands on a pair of the jews (pajamas) and eventually getting his way onto the other side of the fence witch is a bad idea and highly forbidden so he can experience life as a jew even though he is a german and his father is a high ranking nazi official and he shouldn't cross the line. His father had warned him never to cross the fence and when Bruno did he was in for a whole surprise for what was coming to him...
Audience: Anybody. This book is usually read in school but people who are interested in wars will especially enjoy this book. This story is very suspenseful and is one of my favorite books and kept me wondering what was going to happen next with a bunch of twist and turns with Bruno not wanting to live there in the first place and a young boys curiosity.
Want to make a recommendation?
* Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Young Adult Booklists
* New York Times Books Section (links to their Best Seller Lists)
* YALSA Book Awards & Booklists
* YALSA's Teens' Top Ten