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The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas | Paperback

Author: John Boyne | Format: Paperback

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  This can only be described in one word... Amazing!

| | See all crustylou's reviews (2)

Absolutely brilliant. The whole time your glued to the book. It's filled with suspense and friendship and the end comes at a big, but effective, shock. I absolutely loved it and you just can't help but feel sorry for some of the characters. Highly enjoyable for people 10 and over. Recommended.


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When i first purchased this book, i didn't know much about it and i don't usually read this type of book. I couldn't put it down as i wanted to know what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed this book, but there were some disappointments in this book, not much was happening;its a slow book and the ending for me wasn't as good as i thought it would be from looking at the customer reviews. I recommend buying this book but its not as good as the film.

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  Very good read,,,,, a real dichotomy

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This is the story of 9 year old Bruno, who has to move, (unexpectedly), with his family to Poland. He is placed within a very isolated environment and has to make his own entertainment. He finds a friend.... on the other side of the fence. Polictically they are 'worlds apart'. Physically they are just a fence apart; one that symbolizes a great chasm between them.
The book is written in 'the first person', which works very well and enables the reader to see Bruno's world from a child's viewpoint. Indeed how he struggles to 'make sense' of what is going on around him. The climax to the book, whilst being predictable, evokes considerable thought and consideration to the futility and barbarity of ethnic cleansing.. wherever it may occur and to whom it may occur. Unlike other reviews described I found this to be a very powerfully written book. It would be a good read for teenager's.

  Good, but not that good

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I bought this book and thought id give it a try as it had quite good reviews. Was suprised by how short the story was, and how brief and predictable the ending was.....quite disappointed really.

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  Fantastic book

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we started reading this book in my english class last year in year 9, but it was at the end of the term, we never got to finish it. but as it is such a good book i found you just cant read this book and not fnish it. some people in my class didnt enjoy it much, but i really enjoyed it, i actually got it out of the library over the summer, and i have seen the book on a couple of my friends book shelves aswell.

this book is great, it keeps you guessing at whats happening, or that may be because our teacher told us nothing about it before, she said we had to read it and work it out for our selves. which im glad about

hope you enjoy the book as much as i did

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A very touching story. Read it all at once!!!! Makes you notice the innocence of children even during horrible times such as wars!!

  Was unsure whether to read but was definitely worth it

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A friend recommended this book to me as I love reading but it is nothing like I normally read so was not sure.

At the beginning of the book I wasn't really "getting into it" but refused to give up - I think this is just because it is not my normal kind of book.

The story is absolutely fantastic. The way it is written makes you picture the scene in your head and you constantly want to know what is going to happen next, it builds you up knowing that something big is going to happen.

I really didn't suspect what was going to happen at the end so definitely was a suprised ending and the only downside was that it ended rather abruptly. Overall definitely a book worth reading.

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  Just awesome

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Bought 2 books - one for me and one for my friend for her birthday,
amazing book but shocking ending :O

  Fantastic read but sad

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i enjoyed this book so much i couldnt put it down, its sad but so beleivable i have 4 young sons and reading this book made me realise how innocent kids are all they wanted to do was play together and it ended in a very wrong but beleiable way

  Fantastic and yet scarry

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This book was amazing to read and the very thought that something like that could have happened is very scary and disturbing, as always through the eyes of the innocent bad things just seem less belivable. The fact that the two boys just seen this as a way of playing together, yet it had such a tragic outcome.
Sad but beleivable