Author: John Boyne
A story during WII in Germany about a boy in the story of innocence in the world of ignorance.
Bruno (nine years old) knows about nothing about the current events about the Nazi, the Fury (Hitler) and the Jews, even though his father worked for the Fury himself. All he knows about is that he use to live in the beautiful comfortable surbarbs in Berlin to a ruined and isolated area (middle of nowhere), where there was nothing a little boy wouldn’t like to dream about. Through the discoveries of a fenced “farm” through his window, where the people only wore striped pyjamas, he meets Shumel, with the rough path of this unbreakable bond of societies, their friendship proves that Friendship is not about religion and bliefs, because “the farm people” are the Jews in a concentration camp.
When I first read this book last year for English, it’s one of those types of books, that you just want to keep on reading till the last page. I find this book rather sad and quite good about the world of Germany during the event of WII, letting the peasant readers experincing the world of how Jews were really treated. When reading it for the second time, I find it quite rather boring to read the whole book again, since I’ve already know what is going to happen next, but it one still one of those books that you want your friends and families to read.