*Sorry for the late reviews, I just kept forgetting to post. Also, I'm reading two books at the same time right now so I haven't really had time anyway.*

My seventeenth review for the BBC is The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.

Thee Boy In The Striped Pyjamas is a book about a nine year old boy called Bruno. It is set at the time of World War Two where Hitler had the Concentration Camps to kill all the Jews. Keep this in mind as you carry on reading.

Bruno's father gets promoted to Commandant and so they move to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Bruno is a very adventurous boy and want to be an explorer when he is older, though no one wants him to explore their new garden. But Bruno being Bruno does. And this is where the trouble begins.

Bruno's first long exploration brings him to a fence. Let's hope you never come to such a fence.

Bruno makes a new friend, Shmuel. Bruno doesn't even care about his friends Karl and Daniel and Martin anymore, now he has Shmuel. They will be best friends until they die...

Shmuel's time is growing short, though neither child understands that. Then the fence between them is gone. Bruno and
Shmuel can finally play together... though, of course, they can't...

This book was really sad, and I actually started crying! It was much better than the film in many ways, as the author often left on cliffhangers, and the film was too explicit in comparison. I would rate this book a blatant 9/10 (still no book rating has beaten Small Blue Thing by S.C Ransom, see Book Review One.) and would recommend it for ages 13+. Get the tissues at the ready!

1 comment:

  1. john is an irish author - not British (British is england scotland, wales and N.Ireland - not southern ireland where John is from) so therefore cannot count towards the British books challenge

    also if you want to be considered for prizes you need to link your reviews each month over at the monthly post - this is March's