The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable

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David Fickling Books, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 215 pages
322 Reviews
Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
 

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Bruno is a nine-year-old German boy who lived in Germany until his father was reassigned to “Out-With” by the “Fury.” Bruno is bored there and does not like his new home so he begins exploring his new ... Read full review

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne ★ ★ ★ I really wanted to like this book more than I did. And while it wasn't bad, I felt that it could have been so much more. Any book dealing with the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
11
Section 3
21
Section 4
30
Section 5
55
Section 6
86
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 9
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Section 10
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About the author (2006)

John Boyne is a full-time writer living in Dublin. He was writer-in-residence at the University of East Anglia in Creative Writing and spent many years working as a bookseller. This is his first book for young readers. The author lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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