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    I hardly know where to begin bashing this book Do I start with the 9 year old boy and his 12 year old sister who read about 6 and 8 r

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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas would easily top my list of Worst Books about the HolocaustI am writing as one who was there I was once myself a boy in striped pajamas and am a survivor of six German concentration camps This book is so ignorant of historical facts about concentration camps that it kicks the history of the Holocaust right in the teethJohn Boyne's premise is that the nine year old son of the commandant of Auschwitz b

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    35I didn't love this but I did appreciate the fact that it had a very powerful message and an ending I wasn't expecting at all My feelings were definitely changed by the fact that the author describes the story as a fable The abstractness makes a lot sense in that way Definitely an unforgettable read nonetheless

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    As Michael Kors once sighed to a clueless designer on Project Runway Where do I start? Let's open with some descriptive wor

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    Two innocent boys and two very different worlds separated by a not so infallible fenceBerlin 1942 middle of WWII beginnings of the Holocaust Bruno is a little boy of barely nine years old son of a very well standing german family His life passes relatively uneventful until one day his father is appointed commander in a faraway region Bruno his sister Gretel and his parents are compelled to relocate to Out With to a much smaller house for

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    I seriously suggest you read about what happened to real children in the Holocaust It won't fill your thoughts for many days or shock you; rather it will fill your LIFE and make you feel sick to the core of your beingPaul Friedlander himself

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    A powerful concept but very poorly written even allowing for the young adult target audience and one of a tiny number of books I can think of that was better in the film versionPlotBruno is 9 and lives in Berlin in 1943 with his parents and 1

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    uick reread because lets face it im high key obsessed with john boyne this is my seventh JB book in less than a month when i hit my tenth someone please stage an intervention loli first read this years ago so i forgot just how innocent the perspective of this story is which i think makes it even haunting we as humans are not born with hatred; its something we learn and acuire throughout life and what a horrible thing that is to see how ca

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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterful job of depicting the setting in such vivid detail and exposing the events in a manner th

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    When I was very young I lived in Romania Because there was past drama in my family I had three grandmothers and two grandfathers I was close to two of my grandmothers and one of my grandfathers because they lived near my mother brother stepfather and IThe other couple I only saw during summers They lived in the country where there was no indoor bathroom no internet no chocolate and no sense of community that I felt at the age of six Every

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He reading of the book We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what it is aboutIf you do start to read this book you will go on a journey with a nine. As Michael Kors once sighed to a clueless designer on Project Runway Where do I start Let s open with some descriptive words that sum up this book and I will then go on to explain them in further detail Patronizing Insipid Smarmy Just plain bad Patronizing I believe that to write good children s literature you have to think that children are intelligent capable human beings who are worth writing for like Stephen King who probably thinks kids are smarter than adults The author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on the other hand clearly thinks that children are idiots The main character Bruno is supposed to be nine years old but compared to him Danny Torrance of The Shining who was six looks like a Mensa member There s childlike naivety and then there s Bruno who is so stunningly unobservant and unperceptive that I actually started to wonder if he was supposed to be mentally deficient somehow And he s not the only child who receives Boyne s withering scorn and condescension Take this scene between Bruno and his sister Gretel when they ve just moved to their house at Out With as Bruno insists on calling it despite being corrected many times and seeing the name written down and are wondering how long they re going to stay there Bruno s father a commandant in charge of the camp has told the kids that they ll be there for the foreseeable future and Bruno doesn t know what that means It means weeks from now Gretel said with an intelligent nod of her head Perhaps as long as three Gretel is twelve years old by the way TWELVE See what I meant about Boyne thinking kids are morons Insipid And Smarmy this book was not meant for kids to read It s meant for adults who know about the Holocaust already so they can read it and sigh over the precious innocent widdle children s adorable misunderstanding of the horrible events surrounding them and how they still remain innocent and uuuuuuggggggghhhhh There s a scene towards the end where Bruno puts on a pair of the striped pajamas so he can visit his friend on the other side of the fence Bruno has had lice so his head is shaved When he puts on the pajamas the Jewish boy observes him and the narration commits the following Hallmark worthy atrocity If it wasn t for the fact that Bruno was nowhere near as skinny as the boys on his side of the fence and not uite so pale either it would have been difficult to tell them apart It was almost Shmuel thought as if they were all exactly the same really YES JOHN BOYNE I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE Just Plain Bad This book is technically historic fiction but I m not putting it on my history shelf because there is nothing historical in this book Bruno is supposed to have grown up in Nazi Germany the son of a high ranking SS officer but based on his knowledge of everything he s spent his entire nine years sitting inside with his eyes shut humming loudly while covering his ears Okay I get that he wouldn t know about the concentration camps hardly anyone did at that point But there are other things Bruno consistently and adorably mispronounces the Fuhrer as the Fury I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE JOHN BOYNE and doesn t recognize the following key words and phrases Jews Fatherland Heil Hitler What The fuck Okay so maybe this kid s too young to be in Hitler Youth his sister isn t though but for some reason she s not in it either but come on he thinks Heil Hitler is just a polite way to end a conversation A nine year old boy growing up in a military household in Nazi Germany doesn t know what Heil Hitler meansAll of this comes back to my original thesis John Boyne thinks that children are idiots Look Boyne just because you don t understand anything history children good writing doesn t mean the rest of us are uite so useless Go cash your checks for that awful movie adaptation they did of this book and never try to make a statement about anything ever again please Read for Social Justice in Young Adult Literature

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Year old boy called Bruno Though this isn't a book for nine year olds And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence We hope you never have to cross such a fence. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is truly an amazing yet daunting novel that I will never forget The author John Boyne did a masterful job of depicting the setting in such vivid detail and exposing the events in a manner that I felt a constant emotional pull as the story unfolded and impending doom lingered on the horizonI was recommended this novel a while back while reading The Book Thief but after finishing that story and experiencing such deep sadness I knew I couldn t jump into another novel about the Holocaust for uite some time I m glad I waited because as with other works that cover this topic distance and perspective is key I feel the author did a grand job of juxtaposing two resounding themes in such a flawless manner one being of the evil that was the Holocaust against the second theme that of the innocence of a child I thought it was brilliant of Boyne to tell the story from the perspective of a nine year old German boy as you experience the events of this abominable and unthinkable time in history as a mere complicit bystander which ultimately leaves you with a sense of hopelessness The story unfolds the day Bruno arrives home to discover his family is moving from Berlin to Auschwitz where his father will serve as a Commandant for the concentration camp Bruno is forced to leave his three best friends for life and discovers that life in Auschwitz is lonely and desolate All that changes the day he meets a boy his exact age and they begin to forge a friendship over the course of year However as much as he finds he and Schmuel have in common living on opposite sides of the fence proves to have a devastating conseuence to their friendshipAfter completing this book I did some research on the author and the novel and found that he not only received well deserved praise for this book but also harsh criticism As with any piece of literature when words are committed to page and presented to an audience for their interpretation there will be varying degrees of acceptance and backlash Couple that with such a sensitive topic and you re bound to get a reaction Well my hats off to John Boyne for tackling a story through a uniue perspective and presenting a poignant fable that as a reader I willingly suspended my reality and experienced the events in a way that exposed my emotions and feelings to such a raw level Well done IMHO The Seeds of Time this isn't a book for nine year olds And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence We hope you never have The New Black to cross such a fence. 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The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover but in this case we think that would spoil t. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas would easily top my list of Worst Books about the HolocaustI am writing as one who was there I was once myself a boy in striped pajamas and am a survivor of six German concentration camps This book is so ignorant of historical facts about concentration camps that it kicks the history of the Holocaust right in the teethJohn Boyne s premise is that the nine year old son of the commandant of Auschwitz bored with his isolated life takes walks to the fence surrounding this infamous camp and meets there a nine year old inmate who is on the other side of the fence The two boys become friends and continue meeting on a daily basis Here is some news for Mr Boyne The 10 ft high barbed wire fence surrounding each camp was electrified Touch if once and you are fried There was a no man s land on each side of the fence along the inside perimeter of the fence were guard towers each tower was manned by an armed guard around the clock each guard was responsible for one segment of the fence within his vision it was his duty to prevent anyone from approaching the fence either from the inside or from the outside he was under orders to shoot anyone he saw approaching the no man s landIn addition along the outside perimeter prominent signs proclaimed STOP Danger High Voltage Electricity So that even a dense nine year old would get the message a skull and cross bones were pictured at the top of each sign Let me add this A nine year old boy arriving in Auschwitz Birkenau on a cattle train would take only a single walk in this camp from the train to the gas chamberThe Boy in The Striped Pajamas makes a mockery of these very basic facts It is a fantasy that does untold damage to the cause of truth about the Holocaust This book has only one purpose to make a lot of money for the author and the publisher And this purpose it accomplishes The publisher recently proudly trumpeted in an ad in the New York Times over one million copies sold and still going strong And that s not even counting the profits from the revolting movie based on this bookPeter KubicekAuthor of MEMORIES OF EVIL a factual book about the Holocaust that will never make it on any list of best books about the Holocaust because my book tells it the way it was there was nothing cute nothing in any way benign about the concentration camps These camps were about brutality starvation and sheer terror