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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

by John Boyne

Modern and Contemporary Fiction eBooks of the Month Children's & YA Fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Voted 2009 Penguin Orange Readers' Group Book of the Year.

 

Initially it is difficult to believe that the young son of the commandant of Auschwitz is as innocent as he is, then you begin to accept his ignorance and follow a developing friendship through to its dreadful conclusion.  That this is written for children is easy to forget.  I urge you to read Morris Gleitzman’s Once, too, for the Jewish perspective.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Synopsis

A deeply moving and thought-provoking stage play based on the bestselling novel by John Boyne.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781848424951
Publication date: 19th June 2015
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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John Boyne Press Reviews

Simply written and highly memorable.There are no monstrosities on the page but the true horror is all the more potent for being implicit
Ireland on Sunday


Stays ahead of its readers before delivering its killer-punch final pages
Independent


An extraordinary tale of friendship and the horrors of war…Raw literary talent at its best
Irish Independent


The Holocaust as a subject insists on respect, precludes criticism, prefers silence.One thing is clear: this book will not go gently into any good night
Observer

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9780857533937
Publication date: 06/10/2016
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781848424951
Publication date: 19/06/2015
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780099572862
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Format: Paperback

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About John Boyne

John Boyne was our Guest Editor in May 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.   John Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize. His early writing consisted mostly of short stories and he published a number of them. His first story, The Entertainments Jar, was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award in Ireland. In total, he has published about 70 short stories. He has published seven novels: THE THIEF ...

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