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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas


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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.786
Cheryl J M

Great book and movie

by Cheryl J M on Aug 16, 2012

I originally bought the book for my Grandson to read for a school project. When I realized the topic, I wanted to read it too. We both read the book and I then decided to get the movie. The movie followed the book pretty well. I would recommend both. More


Beautiful & Brilliant

by parchmentgirl on Mar 3, 2010

This is the most moving book I have ever read. I have read a lot of moving books before, but this one was different. At the end of it, I felt as though someone had just wrenched my heart right out of my chest. It's the type of book that leaves you stunned, horrified, and utterly devastated. Next to ... More

by Leiberry on Feb 4, 2010

Because this book is narrated from the perspective of a child, it can be repetitious in word choice. If you don't mind this and the fact that it is a bit slow at the beginning, then I recommend that you read it. More


buy this book

by laffenbear on Dec 31, 2009

one of the few piecesof historical fiction for children/young adults that none of my students or staff have ever called 'boring'; we all highly recommend it More


not the movie version

by bookwomanAnnie on Oct 29, 2009

I bought this book because I had seen the movie and thought that the book would be a fascinating read. As one would expect, the book's story is different from the movie storyline. More detail is found in the book because the movie had to telescope some of the book scenes into a single movie scene. It ... More

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