The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
By: John Boyne Genre: Historical Fiction By Audrey Wittmann
"He took hold of Shmuel's tiny hand in his and squeezed it tightly, you're my best friend Shmuel."
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is written by the author John Boyne and I feel that this is a must read book. It is based on true events and takes you back many years ago when it happened.
Bruno is a 9 year old boy who has no idea what's going on around him. He meets a young boy the same age but he is on the other side of the fence. They become friends and talk everyday but when Bruno makes a decision and he doesn’t know the outcome, will everything workout of will he regret it forever.
I really liked this book… it was sad but true and it was something I really wanted to read about. It is thrilling at times but then takes a turn, which kept me hooked. I loved this book and I think everyone should read it.
The book could have gone into better detail at the end because it got a little confusing. Other than that it is very well written and I think the author did a great job on this book and can definitely bring you to tears.
This book is an emotional but eye-opening read that will leave you thinking and surprised at the end… It is an amazing book for everyone and will leave you wanting more.
About the Author
My authors name is John Boyne his birthday in April 30th 1971 meaning he is 44 years old. John is from Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He studied English Literature at Trinity College and creative writing at the university of East Angila. He has published 9 books. He has won many awards like the Hennessy Literary "Hall of Fame" award for his work, short story of the year, Peoples choice book of the year. Some of his books are This House is Haunted, A History of Loneliness, The Absolutist, The Thief of Time, Nest of Kin.