Book Review – The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Hello Bookworms, you may of heard of the film, but have you read the book? The Boy in The Striped Pajamas is an incredible novel, suitable for all ages.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Wikipedia

Summary: In this book, you will meet a small, young boy named Bruno. When he and his family move away from the giant five-story house to a small place in a different city Bruno is unhappy. He is also very curious about why they moved. That is where Bruno encounters a fence. Since his father is a soldier, everyone in his family except him knows about why the fence is there. But Bruno wonders, why can I not cross it? All the boys are there? So one day, Bruno makes a terrible decision.

Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 12 to 15. Not because of its difficulty but because of what happens and what the book talks about. I was very sad and almost cried at the end of this book. But now I know that we are safe since now; people in the world would not let it happen. For adults, this book is quite easy, and the vocabulary is simple. So even younger kids can read this if they feel ready for a serious subject.

About the Author: The author of this book, John Boyne, is an Irish Novelist, and the author of nine books. He was born on April 30 1971 in Dublin and he still lives there. His novels are published in 47 languages. The boy in The Striped Pajamas was his most successful book. It has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and there is a movie which has been made.


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