onsdag 1 juni 2016

The Boy in The Striped Pajamas

The book is about a 9-year-old boy named Bruno and his family which consist his father, mother and elder sister that Bruno calls “the hopeless case”. Bruno as a person likes to explore and wants to be an explorer in the future. The family lived in Berlin, Germany until Bruno’s father got promoted from the army and because of that, they moved to a totally different place named Auschwitz. Outside Bruno’s bedroom window in their new house there was a fence and behind that fence there are the strangest people that Bruno have ever seen. By the time Bruno befriends a little boy at the same age named Shmuel, which is one of the strange people behind the fence. Bruno explores why there is more people on the other side of the fence and there he finds out something that changed his way of thinking.

This book was written by the Irish novelist John Boyne and it is the view of a 9-year old boy which is very innocent. The story refers to the friendship of the two young boys during the holocaust and clarifies how the innocence of children remains even in the hardest situations. It also mentions how wives were treated at that time. Personally I would give this book 4/5 in good-reads because it consists only around 215 pages which is very quick to read and what is even better is that you will not face any linguistic problems while reading this book as English non-native speaker.
while I highly recommend this book to history lovers, I would not recommend it for children under 10 years old because it can be quit hard for them to handle the ending.

Mumtaz Abdrizack. Peer corrected by Ida Wahlund, Linnéa Linde, and Simon Hägerlind.

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