Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
Release Date: June 1, 2006
Source: School Library
Review: How do I describe this book. Because I do not want to ruin the story, I will keep the review short.
This is a brilliant book and it was beautifully written. It follows the story of a nine year old boy named Bruno. Bruno's family moves from Berlin because of his fathers job. Next to their new house is fence and on the other side of the fence is a concentration camp. Bruno, being nine, does not understand that it is a concentration camp or that the people on the other side of the fence are Jews.
He tries to have an adventure while staying at his new home and he makes a friend on the other side of the fence.
I won't say much else about this book for fear of ruining it. It is a very sad story but it is also very much worth reading. It is a beautiful tragic story that I think everyone needs to experience.