The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)John Boyne (author)
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Intensely haunting and emotionally devastating, Boyne’s delicate fable takes a child’s eye view of twentieth century history and finds resonances lacking from many adult accounts. Written in clear, subtle prose The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a stunningly realised work with real narrative power.
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book in this description, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is about.
If you do start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy called Bruno. And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
We hope you never have to cross such a fence.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm
'An account of a dreadful episode, short on actual horror but packed with overtones that remain in the imagination. Plainly and sometimes archly written, it stays just ahead of its readers before delivering its killer punch in the final pages' - Independent
'A small wonder of a book. Bruno's education is conducted slowly, through a series of fleeting social encounters rather than by plunging him into a nightmare landscape' - The Guardian
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