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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas | Paperback

Author: John Boyne | Format: Paperback

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  amazing.

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This book was brilliant, it normally takes me weeks to finish books but within 2 days I had finished this. Really moving, and written beautifully. A must-read.

  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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A fantastic thought-provoking book which everyone should read. Brings a tear to the eye! Trust me, once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until you've finished the book.

  Amazing must read

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I only wish it were longer, I couldn't put it down and totally ignored family, work and friends to finish it. Keeps you enthralled right till the end, an end which will bring tears to your eyes and force you to think about things most of us try to ignore.

  Amazing and thought provoking!

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What a wonderful read! I read it as if I was 9 again, I loved the innocence of Bruno, and his thoughts of the events happening around him. The end was a total shocker and I didn't see it coming, I cant stop thinking about the book. Now I want to see the movie!!

  A Story of Hope & Love

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John Boyne has touched many people's hearts with this instant classic, expertly told, written and executed.

The book will stay in your mind for some time, you read this book for the ending.

  charming in it's naïvity

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how difficult is it for a nine year old boy to understand the war, the holocaust? very difficult, because for a nine year old all these things seem and sound illogic and stupid: why should it be that way.
the examples in this story resemble how a child might think of something like a extermination camp in out-with (i.e. Auswitsch), ordered by the Fury (i.e. the Fuhrer).
good story and certainly a good read, and if you like it don't hesitate to read 'the book thief' by markus zusak. it's on another level, but also about the holocaust and a very beautiful story about humankind.

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  charming in it's naïvity

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how difficult is it for a nine year old boy to understand the war, the holocaust? very difficult, because for a nine year old all these things seem and sound illogic and stupid: why should it be that way.
the examples in this story resemble how a child might think of something like a extermination camp in out-with (i.e. Auswitsch), ordered by the Fury (i.e. the Fuhrer).
good story and certainly a good read, and if you like it don't hesitate to read 'the book thief' by markus zusak. it's on another level, but also about the holocaust and a very beautiful story about humankind.

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  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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I opened the first page of this book and was not sure what to expect....I did not listen to or look to any film reviews, although, I plead guilty to reading the back of the book, no doubt along with others...but thankfully, the information about the story left you wondering.... I found this book from start to finish a poignant, emotional,passionate and childlike naivity perspective of the WWII imprisonment of jews and their young families just about surviving across a barbed wire fence from some one under the employment of the Feurher, himself! I started the book not, at first, realising the use of the language that the children used to describe the visit of 'the Fury' and the 'Out-With'! Bruno, in his boredom and isolation, goes down to the permiter of the fence and befriends a boy, the same age as himself, dressed in striped pyjamas. They strike up a friendship across a fence! I urge everyone who has spirit and an understanding of the childlike quality in all of all to read this book and understand the childlike perspective that needs to be awakened in all of us in these, sometimes, dark and foreboding times! There is a little candle of hope out there if a certain message comes through! Wonderful book.....I had a bit of tear in my good eye at the end of this truly great read!!

  Oh My

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This bookis the best book I have ever read.I watched the film first and it really shocked me at the end.I thought it was really really sad,and a good storyline.I then later read the book and thought it was good too.When I read the book I was a little dissapointed because I thought it would end the same as the film.I absolutely loved the film though!!!
What can I say?????

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  Fabulous well written book .....unexpected ending

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Once I started reading I couldn't put it down....very easy to read and intriguing. Unexpected ending which I didn't see coming....I really want to see the film!