Two young boys encounter the best and worst of humanity during the Holocaust in this powerful read that USA Today called "as memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.”
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 to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people 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 from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This YA novel is written in a light and dreamy tone, which makes the fact that it’s about the Holocaust that much more disturbing. John Boyne’s bestseller follows Bruno, the naïve son of a Nazi commandant, who lives outside a concentration camp but doesn’t quite understand what’s going on there. Bored and lonely, Bruno forms a secret friendship with a boy he meets on the other side of the fence. The story is heartbreaking, and there’s so much to ponder and discuss here: about childhood innocence, about being a complicit bystander, and about the ability for evil to coexist comfortably with everyday life.
High School Reader
I thought it was an amazing book. I'm a freshman in high school. We read the book along with the book "Night" by Elie Weisle. It's a amazing book to. A note to parents though.. I advise that you read the book first. To determine if your child can handle it. The information. They will need a basic understanding of the history. If you plan to watch the movie as well, I advise the same thing. Especially for the ending bit.
AMAZING!!this is a book from the poring of view of the holocaust by a nine year old!at the end I was balling my eyes out!!you will for sure Cry your heart out!!<3
Favorite Holocaust Book <3
Never have I read a book that perfectly described and showed a Childs view of the holocaust so clearly. I fell in love with this book from page 1 (: