The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 13/02/2014
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Waterstones Says

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
ISBN: 9781909531192
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 183 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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 - Guardian

An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war seen through the eyes of two young boys, it's stirring stuff. Raw literary talent at its best. More please! - Irish Independent

Quite impossible to put down, this is the rare kind of book that doesn't leave your head for days. Word of mouth should be strong and this has the potential to cross over to an adult audience. A unique and captivating novel, which I believe deserves huge success - The Bookseller

Overwhelmingly powerful . . . This is a story so exceptional and vivid that it cannot be erased from the mind - Carousel

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“Pulls At Your Heartstrings.”

This truly is one of those emotional stories which stays with you long after reading it: a story capable of pulling at your heartstrings at the mere thought of the book.

It’s beautifully written, filled with the... More

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“The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”

I really wanted to 'love' this book and i had high expectations and that may be why in the end I was a little dissapointed.I thought the character of Bruno was repetitive to the point of annoying in the... More

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“very poorly written”

When I watched the film for this book I was simply blown away by it but i cant say the same thing about the book itself. For a start it is written for children even though the author has said on a few occasions that... More

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