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|Hardcover, 12 Sep 2006||
A legion of books have attempted to evoke the horrors of the Second World War, but in this concise and perfectly honed novel, all of the effects that John Boyne creates are allowed to make a maximum impact in a relatively understated fashion (given the enormity of the situation here). The Boy in Striped Pyjamas is also that rare thing: a novel which can affect both children and adults equally; a worthy successor, in fact, to such masterpieces as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye -- both, of course, books, dealing (as does this one) with the loss of innocence. --Barry Forshaw --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Loved this. Couldn't put it down and it's definitely one of those stories that sticks in your mind.Published 1 day ago by J Mander
Really good book left me tears eyed at the end-extremely sad ending well told book the reader can feel the emotion and heartachePublished 4 days ago by ddd
When my Grandson borrowed this book from the school library, I was slightly worried.
I need not have done as the story is told sensitively but with great suspense. Read more
A sad and lonely story of the brutality of the concentration camps and those who chose not to protect the innocence of childhoodPublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
A view of the horrors of the mid 20th century through the eyes of a young boy. One wonders how children really saw the world then.Published 11 days ago by Rob L