The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a fictional account about a boy named Bruno. He, along with his family, moves far from their home in Berlin to a lonely place without friends. When Bruno explores along the tall fence, he meets a boy who was born on the same day as him. With the fence between them, they cannot play.
I appreciated how John Boyne wrote of World War II through the innocent and unknowing eyes of a child. Though Bruno is just nine years old, this is not a children's book. I found it in the young adult section of my library, which I think is appropriate. This is a book I definitely recommend. It's short and worth the read.
(Like usual, I'm a bit late to the game. This was made into a movie in 2008. I haven't seen it, and quite honestly, I'm not sure I want to. If anyone has an opinion, please share.)
During one of the brief scenes in the kitchen, I noticed the vegetables were peeled on newspaper. The next day I tried it for myself when preparing sweet potato fries. I appreciate the newspaper containing the mess and will do it again.
Aren't books amazing!? What have you learned recently from a fiction book?
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