The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne (Review)


“Bruno: We’re not supposed to be friends, you and me. We’re meant to be enemies. Did you know that? ” 

I’m just going to do a small review. The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas was a very simple written, yet very moving book. It tells the story of a nine year old boy called Bruno who is moved out of Berlin into his new home at “Out-With” by the “Fury” who his father works for. Bruno has no idea of what is happening at Auschwitz, he is still living in innocence when he meets a boy from behind the fence in stripped pyjamas. One main problem I have with this is that it is historically inaccurate, as Bruno wouldn’t be so ignorant especially considering that Bruno would know who the Führer is as his father is a senior Nazi. Despite his ignorance, Bruno is a very likeable and convincing character. It’s a very moving story with a inspiring friendship and an unexpected twist at the end and I would definitely recommend.

RATING: ★★★★☆


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