“Their lost voices must continue to be heard.” ..
I think that this book is a very well fit for fourth and fifth grade and had ways to keep the reader engaged.
This heart breaking story tells a story of two boys in the holocaust . It was an interesting perspective to see the events that occurred through a child‘s eye. I highly recommend this book as I think it is very important that everyone is aware of what happened. #15 read a book of your choice.
I was aware of the existence of this book, but knew nothing of the subject matter. It is a story of WWII told through the eyes of a naive 9 year old German boy. I knew immediately where his family relocated and what his father did. The ending broke my heart. I saw it coming as soon but hoped it wouldn't end the way it did. Very good book.
April #authoramonth @Soubhiville
Please don‘t support this author, don‘t read this book in class, don‘t buy it for your children. The Auschwitz Memorial Museum on Twitter has heavily criticized it.
“The UCL study concluded that the book‘s use in schools helped to foster “an inaccurate perception of German ignorance of the Holocaust.”
This was an emotional book for me, and I‘m glad I read it because the innocence and honesty of children made this heartbreaking. I do recognize how implausible it would be for such a friendship to unfold in this horrific place and respect the critics who disagree with the setting used to this story. April #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
The book “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne, is a book that goes back in time of the World War 2 where this boy named Bruno and he lives in Berlin. He finds out that his entire family has to move out to some place where his father has to work for a person named the “Furry”. Later on in this story Bruno finds a friend that lives behind a fence Shmuel. Bruno finds an idea that he can play with Shmuel, so he sneaks inside and since this-
I read this book in lockdown. It's a very short book but you can't even guess what shock or ache this book hold in itself .
The end made me speechless and l just felt like I want to know more .
This book is definitely not for kids
The book has not been my favourite. I haven‘t read the entire book as if yet but so far I have not been too interested. It starts off with the main character, Bruno, going home to find his maid packing up his things so his family can move away to a different house. This book takes place during world war 2 in the 1940s and Bruno‘s family is on the side of the nazis. Bruno moves to a much sadder and darker house than his original home.
I‘m on a small weekend long getaway holiday with my boyfriend and accidently finished my buddyread with @Tanisha_A a bit early. This book left me heartbroken oh my god😭 5/5 🌟
A boy makes a friend across the fence.
Character Focus*: What choices has the character made thus far? Do you agree with their decision?
So, far the character has made a big choice of deciding to walk a long, a very long fence everyday to talk with his new “friend“. This was due to his family's recent movement, which caused him to have no friends in the new area he lived in. I agree with the decision because all he wanted was social interaction. A way to stay sane, which I understand.
Fiction: In another place or time, how would the story change? Where else could the story take place?
I believe, that if you took this story and put into anywhere else in time, that story would already be present. What I mean by this, is the historical accuracy in the sense of how Jews were discriminated against simply because of their race is still present. Black Lives matter for example, it started because they were discriminated against.
The super inaccuracy really lets this book down, and I get that the book was probably trying to show the irony of war. What goes around comes around, blah blah blah. But what it really seems to send the message of is that the tragedy is not the millions of innocent Jews that were senselessly murdered but the one German son of the nazi soldier who ‘didn‘t belong in the camp‘ and ‘didn‘t deserve to die‘ - this book just rubbed me the wrong way.
While I struggled with the simple and childish way this was told, the message comes across very clearly. But the story drags a bit due to the writing. At the end, the book makes it clear that the story is supposed to be a fable, but that might have been helpful to know earlier. Still, that ending will haunt me for quite a while.
I don't know what to say! Short but lacerating, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is a novel that will quickly hook you in, and disorient you in a way you've never experienced before, but it will slowly reorient you and ponder, What on earth are we really here for as humans? Who gets to say one is superior and the other is inferior? Who in his right mind has the authority to discriminate and condemn people for who they are? 👇
I‘m very late to the party reading this one. Boyne does an amazing job. Straddling the line between young adult/adult fiction, I kept wondering how he would finish the tale. The book was bound to pack a punch and it sure did. This audio version also had an interview with Boyne which was icing on the cake.
What do you notice about the writing - the way the author wrote? In the passage I read, the writer included more descriptive writing. The author was describing the new place Bruno had found himself in (a house outside of a concetration camp). He provided extra detail when Bruno had challenged his father about where they lived and why, as well as when Bruno and Gretel (his sister) were gazing out Brunos window at the people withhin the camps.
Which books have made you cry? This book and also the film both got me really emotional 😭
The boy in the striped pajamas is a phenomenal read and a piece of literature perfection. John Boyne very much outdid himself while writing this novel and it is great. Little 9 year old bruno moves to Poland from Berlin and figures he'll do some exploring beyond the bounds of his new home. When he arrives at a big fence he meets a small boy his age and they become friends, but this friendship leads to a trajic ending.
You follow nine year old bruno living in nazi Germany. He starts off living in Berlin and due to his father being transferred to auschwitz. Bruno starts off upset that there is nobody, but quickly makes a new friend on the other side of the fence. I really enjoyed this book because I like historical fiction. The theme in this book is friendship because you see Bruno being upset about losing his friends after leaving Berlin and meeting Shmuel.
Very good book so far definitely a read I would check out its full of surprises is a sad story so beware if you don‘t do well with those kind of books definitely would recommend the book and the movie
I'm on page 61 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
I don't know for sure if I like the book yet or not but it's interesting enough to keep me reading, I just don't know if it's my type of book or not.
I‘m posting one book a day from my extensive TBR pile. No description. No explanation. Some will be new. Some will be old. They all spoke to me at one time. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in on the fun if you want to.
Day 14 #tbrpile
4⭐️ I had watched the movie when it came out on DVD back in the day, so I knew what the outcome was going to be, but I liked how the author chose a completely different perspective for a #ww2 novel about the #holocaust. I felt that the beginning of the novel was a little slow but seemed to pick up as the novel went along. I also liked that it was a single narrative. #historicalfiction #bookreview #bookstagram #2020 #youngadult
This was such a sad story. Bruno's father is a Commandant in Hitler's regime, and they live on the other side of the fence from a concentration camp. Bruno doesn't understand what's going on, and doesn't understand why he and his friend Shmuel have to be separated by a fence.
#Booked2020 #Spring #AboutGenocide