The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Berlin 1942 When Bruno Returns Home From School One Day, He Discovers That His Belongings Are Being Packed In Crates His Father Has Received A Promotion And The Family Must Move From Their Home To A New House Far Far Away, Where There Is No One To Play With And Nothing To Do A Tall Fence Running Alongside Stretches As Far As The Eye Can See And Cuts Him Off From The Strange People He Can See In The Distance But Bruno Longs To Be An Explorer And Decides That There Must Be To This Desolate New Place Than Meets The Eye While Exploring His New Environment, He Meets Another Boy Whose Life And Circumstances Are Very Different To His Own, And Their Meeting Results In A Friendship That Has Devastating Consequences. I hardly know where to begin bashing this book Do I start with the 9 year old boy and his 12 year old sister, who read about 6 and 8, respectively The imperial measurements miles, feet despite the German setting The German boy, raised in Berlin, who thinks that Der F hrer is The Fury and Auschwitz is Out With, despite being corrected several times and seeing it written down The other English language idioms and mis hearings, despite our being told that he speaks only German And that h I hardly know where to begin bashing this book Do I start with the 9 year old boy and his 12 year old sister, who read about 6 and 8, respectively The imperial measurements miles, feet despite the German setting The German boy, raised in Berlin, who thinks that Der F hrer is The Fury and Auschwitz is Out With, despite being corrected several times and seeing it written down The other English language idioms and mis hearings, despite our being told that he speaks only German And that he believes that Heil Hitler is a fancy word for hello, because he understands neither Heil nor Hitler So maybe these are fussy issues, and I shouldn t trash the book on these minor linguistic flaws Instead, I can start with the plot holes big enough to drive a truck through that Bru
3.5 I didn t love this, but I did appreciate the fact that it had a very powerful message and an ending I wasn t expecting at all My feelings were definitely changed by the fact that the author describes the sto
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas would easily top my list of Worst Books about the Holocaust I am writing as one who was there I was once myself a boy in striped pajamas and am a survivor of six German concentration camps This book is so ignorant of historical facts about concentration camps that it kicks the history of the Holocaust right in the teeth.John Boyne s premise is that the nine year old son of the commandant of Auschwitz, bored with his isolated life, takes walks to the fence s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas would easily top my list of Worst Books about the Holocaust I am writing as one who was there I was once myself a boy in striped pajamas and am a survivor of six German concentration camps This book is so ignorant of historical facts about concentration camps that it kicks the history of the Holocaust right in the teeth.John Boyne s premise is that the nine year old son of the commandant of Auschwitz, bore
As Michael Kors once sighed to a clueless designer on Project Runway Where do I start Let s open with some descriptive words that sum up this book, and I will then go on to explain them in further detail Patronizing Insipid Smarmy Just plain bad Patronizing I believe that to write good children s literature, you have to think that children are intelligent, capable human beings who are worth writing for like Stephen King, who probably thinks kids are smarter than adults The author of T As Michael Kors once sighed to a clueless designer on Project Runway Where do I start Let s open with some descriptive words that sum up this book, and I will then go on to explain them in further detail Patronizing Insipid Smarmy Just plain bad Patronizing I believe that to write good children s literature, you have to think that children are intelligent, capable human beings who are worth writing for like Stephen King, who probably thinks kids are smarter than adults The author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, on the other hand, clearly thinks that children are idiots The main character, Bruno, is supposed to be nine years old, but compared to him Danny Torrance of The Shining who was six looks like a Mensa member There s childlike naivety, and then there s Bruno, who is so stunningly unobservant and unperceptive that I a
Found this in a charity shop and couldn t put it down.So sad Really loved it Had no idea it would end how it did. Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again Not in this day and ageA bond that defies expectations but results in devastating consequences, this heart aching tale follows the friendship between Bruno and Shmuel during the Holocaust in the second world war A fable told through the voice of a child, but not just any child Some books are simply burned into your memory.I ve had an emotional bond with this novel for many reasons since the moment Of course all this happened a long time ago and nothing like that could ever happen again Not in this day and ageA bond that defies expectations but results in devastating consequences, this heart aching tale follows the friendship bet
I seriously suggest you read about what happened to real children in the Holocaust It won t fill your thoughts for many days or shock you rather it will fill your LIFE and make you feel sick to the core of your being.Paul Friedlander, himself a survivor, recounts in his recent highly praised book the incident of 90 Jewish infants all under the age of five, orphaned afte
A powerful concept, but very poorly written even allowing for the young adult target audience and one of a tiny number of books I can think of that was better in the film version.PlotBruno is 9 and lives in Berlin in 1943 with his parents and 12 year old sister They are wealthy and his father is an important soldier who is promoted to be the Commandant at Auschwitz The trick of the story is that Bruno doesn t realise the horror of what goes on behind the barbed wire, where everyone wears s A powerful concept, but very poorly written even allowing for the young adult target audience and one of a tiny number of books I can think of that was better in the film version.PlotBruno is 9 and lives in Berlin in 1943 with his parents and 12 year old sister They are wealthy and his father is an important soldier who is promoted to be the Commandant at Auschwitz The trick of the story is that Bruno doesn t realise the horror of what goes on behind the barbed wire, where everyone wears striped pyjamas, even when he b
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterful job of depicting the setting in such vivid detail and exposing the events in a manner that I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded and impending doom lingered on the horizon.I was recommended this novel a while back while reading The Book Thief, but after finishing that story and experiencing such deep sadness, I knew I couldn t jump into another no The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterful job of depicting the setting in such vivid detail and exposing the events in a manner that I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded and impending doom lingered on the horizon.I was recommended this novel a while back while reading The Book Thief, but after finishing that story and experiencing such deep sadness, I knew I couldn t jump into another novel about the Holocaust for quite some time I m glad I waited because as with other works that cover this topic, distance and perspective is key I feel the author did a grand job of juxtaposing two resounding themes in such a flawless manner one being of theevilthat was the Holocaust against the second theme that of the innocence of a child I thought it was brilliant of Boyne to tell the story from the perspective of a nine year old German boy as you experience the events of
When I was very young, I lived in Romania Because there was past drama in my family, I had three grandmothers and two grandfathers I was close to two of my grandmothers and one of my grandfathers, because they lived near my mother, brother, stepfather and I.The other couple, I only saw during summers They lived in the country, where there was no indoor bathroom, no internet, no chocolate and no sense of community that I felt at the age of six Every morning, I would wake up from the best of When I was very young, I lived in Romania Because there was past drama in my family, I had three grandmothers and two grandfathers I was close to two of my grandmothers and one of my grandfathers, because they lived near my mother, brother, stepfather and I.The other couple, I only saw during summers They lived in the country, where there was no indoor bathroom, no internet, no chocolate and no sense of community that I felt at the age of six Every morning, I would wake up from the best of dreams that my mom would be coming that day to pick me up But she never did, because she was far away and we had to stay for three whole months with our grandparents.I felt lonely I had no one to play with There was my brother, but just like Bruno s sister, he was older and we had nothing in common, or so it seemed

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
  • John Boyne
  • English
  • 22 March 2019
  • 0385751060