Welcome to the first book review on this blog!
Tonight I wanted to talk about the book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I think by the title you can get an idea of what it is about. I think it’s safe to say that your prediction is correct. This book is a holocaust themed story.
It’s about a young boy named Bruno and his family moving from Berlin, Germany to a house located near a concentration camp which his father became a commandant of. Throughout the book, Bruno befriends a young boy his age who is named Shmuel, a Jewish boy who is stuck in the concentration camp.
This b0ok was turned into a film back in 2008. I’ve seen the movie and I think it is one of those adaptations that is actually very similar to the book. It wasn’t missing any elements of the story. The movie received 7.8/10 on IMDB.
When I decided to read this book, it was right after I saw the movie in an English class. So going into the book I knew everything that would happen. The book is definitely more powerful and it gives emotion and really makes you think about this period in history and what these people went through.
I definitely recommend this book to any age, however I think really young readers might want to stay away from this depending on their age because it is a mature topic and can be sad and might be scary for young kids.
It still is very sad and it is important for us to teach the younger generations to know what happened so we don’t make these mistakes again.
You can buy the physical book at any book store, you can order it on eBay or amazon and you can get it on a kindle.