HomeGroupsTalkMoreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2006)

by John Boyne

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
12,032801385 (3.97)432
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.
  1. 264
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Booksloth, frsantos)
  2. 121
    Night by Elie Wiesel (PghDragonMan)
  3. 123
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (JeaniusOak)
    JeaniusOak: Both equally readable by adults and teens alike
  4. 114
    The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (JqnOC)
  5. 60
    Edelweiss Pirates: Operation Einstein by Mark A. Cooper (davidparsons)
  6. 62
    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (vvstokkom)
    vvstokkom: Ondanks dat het een zwaar onderwerp betreft, leest het net zo makkelijk weg.
  7. 30
    The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy (vvstokkom)
    vvstokkom: Written from a point of view of a baker's daughter in Germany. If you liked The boy in the striped pyjama, you will love The Baker's Daughter.
  8. 31
    I'm Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti (alalba)
  9. 10
    The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen (keeneam)
  10. 10
    Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (Booksloth)
  11. 21
    I am David by Anne Holm (kiwiflowa)
    kiwiflowa: Another pre-teen book about the same topic.
  12. 21
    Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (kiwiflowa)
    kiwiflowa: Another pre-teen book set in the same era.
  13. 00
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (sleepykid00)
    sleepykid00: Both taken place in WWII, but in different perspectives.
  14. 11
    Room by Emma Donoghue (soffitta1)
    soffitta1: What connects the books, for me, is the way the story unfolds, with the reader being more clued in as to what is happening around the child at the centre.
  15. 00
    Patterns of Childhood by Christa Wolf (Cecrow)
  16. 00
    Edelweiss Pirates: The Edelweiss Express by Mark A. Cooper (Clivewatkins)
  17. 00
    Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (Cecrow)
  18. 33
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: An intense look at one day in the life of a political prisoner in a concentration camp like environment.
  19. 00
    Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (keeneam)
  20. 00
    The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah (joririchardson)
    joririchardson: Both books are about young boys who innocently befriend Jewish children imprisoned in concentration camps, without understanding the war or the Holocaust. I would highly recommend both books, especially "The Last Brother."

(see all 28 recommendations)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 432 mentions

English (697)  Spanish (30)  Dutch (24)  German (14)  Catalan (9)  Portuguese (Portugal) (8)  Finnish (5)  Portuguese (2)  French (2)  Turkish (2)  Italian (2)  Swedish (2)  Danish (1)  Norwegian (1)  Polish (1)  All languages (800)
Showing 1-5 of 697 (next | show all)
This is a sad book but I think it has a great meaning behind it. I would recommend this for any grade higher than 8th because they would need to take the class over wars first. I watched the movie based on this book when I was 15 and it is a really inspiring movie that is heartbreaking. ( )
  Kym23 | Apr 30, 2021 |
John Boyne is greatly talented and his brilliance is demonstrated through this amazing piece of literature. This book is powerful and packed with adventure, as well as shows true friendship and bravery. I read this book for the first time in the 6th grade and ended up with tears. This story is told from the point of view of 9 year-old Bruno whom is totally unaware of the brutal situation going on around him (The Holocaust). Bruno creates a friendship with a Jewish boy named Shmuel who is living in a concentration camp. Although this novel is devastating and presents the true horror of the Holocaust, it is a beautiful piece of art that hooks the reader's attention. I would love to read this book to my English classes to tie in the history of the Holocaust into my lesson over Historical Fiction. ( )
  Madimurphy33 | Apr 19, 2021 |
Although this story touches on one of the most devastating events in history, telling it through the eyes of a 9-year old boy helped me get through it. The message to me, was that hates is not a trait that we are born with, but a trait that is taught. #bekind ( )
  BookLove80 | Mar 12, 2021 |
4.5/5 ( )
  TashaMorwell | Feb 24, 2021 |
Something like History of Love meets the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Short and innocent. ( )
  agdesilva | Feb 15, 2021 |
Showing 1-5 of 697 (next | show all)
"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.

 

» Add other authors (29 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
John Boyneprimary authorall editionscalculated
Beck, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jakobeit, BrigitteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jonge, Jenny deTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

Belongs to Publisher Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
For Jamie Lynch
First words
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.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
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.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
the best book ever
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.97)
0.5 11
1 92
1.5 12
2 150
2.5 33
3 543
3.5 169
4 1141
4.5 208
5 1111

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 158,840,718 books! | Top bar: Always visible