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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (original 2006; edition 2008)

by John Boyne

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Title:The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas
Authors:John Boyne
Info:David Fickling Books (2008), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 224 pages
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (2006)

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Ну нельзя же держать детей за идиотов и описывать ​в детской книге мысли девятилетних мальчиков так, ​будто они умственно отсталые! ​
Имхо, бессовестная спекуляция на теме Холокоста. Н​аверное, неприлично ругать книги об Освенциме, но ​это ужас какой-то просто. Плеваться хочется и руки​ ( )
  Rezeda | May 27, 2016 |

I think this is one of the most discussed books published in the last few years. The story can be considered either too shocking, or not shocking enough, is Bruno really this naive?

Well, I don't really care for those things, I wanted to read this book ever after my mother told me the story (and even the telling made me cry -which really is unusual!), reading the book wasn't any different. Is this the best way to teach your children about the holocaust, I'm not sure. But besides that, I think it was a well written, quite shocking story.

After this book I went on to read other books written by John Boyne, like The House of Special Purpose, Mutiny On The Bounty, etc, and actually John Boyne has turned into one of my favorite authors! ( )
  Floratina | May 26, 2016 |
A powerful and poignant look at the Holocaust through the friendship of 2 boys, born the same day, similar in appearance, who are separated by a fence meant to enhance their differences.

A quick read, but a heartbreaker nonetheless. ( )
  LauraCerone | May 26, 2016 |
This is a story that will remain on ur mind forever... Simple thoughts of a boy, confused,kind,afraid,liar etc etc ( )
  PallaviSharma | May 9, 2016 |
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a novel about Berlin during the Holocaust. A nine-year old boy named Bruno moves with his family into Berlin where his father will become commandant of a concentration camp. Bruno is new to town and he's very bored so he goes exploring. Beyond his backyard he meets a friend in striped pajamas sitting next to a barbed wire fence. His friends name is Shmuel. Shmuel and Bruno become very good friends and Bruno comes back to visit Shmuel very often to talk and play through the fence although it's forbidden. Shmuel asks Bruno to help save his father. Bruno puts on a pair of striped pajamas and enters the camp. They are lead into a gas chamber and the boys are killed. A very powerful part is when Bruno's nazi father realizes where his son is and what he's doing to these humans.
  chloethom1818 | Apr 30, 2016 |
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"Powerful and unsettling.......As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank."
added by cvosshans | editUSA Today (Sep 24, 2009)
"Deeply affecting......Beautiful and sparely written"
added by cvosshans | editThe Wall Street Journal (Sep 24, 2009)
added by ianreads | editThe Guardian, Kathryn Hughes (Jan 21, 2006)
Aunque el uso habitual de un texto como éste es describir las características de la obra, por una vez nos tomaremos la libertad de hacer una excepción a la norma establecida. No sólo porque el libro que tienes en tus manos es muy difícil de definir, sino porque estamos convencidos de que explicar su contenido estropearía la experiencia de la lectura. Creemos que es importante empezar esta novela sin saber de qué trata. No obstante, si decides embarcarte en la aventura, debes saber que acompañarás a Bruno, un niño de nueve años, cuando se muda con su familia a una casa junto a una cerca. Cercas como ésa existen en muchos sitios del mundo, sólo deseamos que no te encuentres nunca con una. Por último, cabe aclarar que este libro no es sólo para adultos; también lo pueden leer, y sería recomendable que lo hicieran, niños a partir de los trece años de edad.
added by Pakoniet | editLecturalia
Escolhi ler este livro porque consegue abordar a época Nazi de uma forma simples, não deixando, no entanto, de ser cruel e realista. Foca a inocência de duas crianças, que apesar de pertencerem a culturas diferentes, conseguem viver uma amizade inocente num mundo ignorante. Recomendo-o pois ele consegue transmitir que somos todos seres humanos e que devemos ser respeitados independentemente dos nossos ideias, costumes e cultura, porque se não o fizermos podemos magoar quem realmente amamos.


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One afternoon, when Bruno came home from school, he was surprised to find Maria, the family's maid--who always kept her head bowed and never looked up from the carpet--standing in his bedroom, pulling all his belongings out of the wardrobe and packing them in four large wooden crates, even the things he'd hidden at the back that belonged to him and were nobody else's business.
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This work was set in Berlin, 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But, Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than what meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is now a major motion picture (releasing in November 2008). Enjoy these images from the film, and click the thumbnails to see a larger image in a new browser window.

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Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

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