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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas | Paperback

Author: John Boyne | Format: Paperback

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  Utterley disappointing

| | See all KFletch's reviews (1)

I was extremely disappointed with this film. It used a moving subject matter as an easy excuse to produce a predicatable ending. Don't bother.

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  Fantastic & moving

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This is a fantastic book, the story is not long but it does not need to be, written exactly in the way a 9 year old boy thinks. It is a story of friendship and sadness and really moving, unlike anything I have read before. The ending really gets you and makes you think about the book for a long time after. Definately one to buy.

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| | See all AmzyWamzy's reviews (5)

This book was great, but the film was a bit dissapointing since it didn't include some good bits that it had in the book. Best book i've read in a long time though!


| | See all FerritG's reviews (1)

The best book that I have read in years! Written so innocencely. It capivated me right until the end!


| | See all Jabman's reviews (3)

I saw this book in a sale on play.com and after reading the blurb i immediately purchased it. For those of you wanting a 'war' story or something that looks in depth at the holocaust then this is not for you, so don't read it expecting something else and then complaining that it isn't what you thought it would be. Its a sad yet quirky story of friendship, loneliness and innocence. Its relatively short (224 pages) but would make for an ideal book for a holiday (what with summer just round the corner). All in all this is a book for anybody with a respect for literature and a book for anybody who has a heart!

  Great Read

| | See all 123Ben's reviews (23)

I really enjoyed reading this book and thought that the story was very touching and sad. The story was very simple and it took quite a while to get into the main part of the book, however if you stick with it it is a very interesting and touching story.

  it was ok

| | See all PRINCESSgiggles's reviews (21)

I finished the book in two days...It's about two young boys who form a friendship during the war..one is a very innocent child and has very little of what's going on and the other is suffering from the war. They come to grow very close and build a secret friendship.

I thought this book was very vague in most parts..It didn't go too much into war and was very vague in description in most parts.

However, it was still and enjoyable read...not the best read ofcourse

  the boy in striped pyjamas

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I am a 51 year old woman and thought it was absolutely brilliant, bringing tears to my eyes at the innocence of the children. Since buying it a month ago, I have lent it to five people (all adults) 4 of which have read it and loved it.

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  Short read

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This was a easy to read book that i read within a day.
The plot and chapters were well set out.
Worth reading .

Different perspective on a bad time of history.

  The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas.

| | See all debyra63's reviews (3)

A brilliant book,i read it in one go.i fell in love with the innocence of the children.It really drives home the purity of children and the senslessness and cruelty of adult persecution.I smiled a few times at Bruno's child like references to things,but at the same time i felt sad...Bittersweet..A must read.