The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I’m not sure confrontation with death and mayhem, much less abstract ideas, would make as much of an impression on the children and teenagers of today’s world. I was struck that the whole debate had become, not an exercise in reason, but a set-up albeit made subtle by the appearance of reason according to which the teacher’s guilt was foreordained by who she is. However, despite the simplicity, this does not mask in any way the sheer horror and importance of the moral of the story. Even though the reading level is elementary, the narration draws you into the story. In my book, my main character, Erich, develops a greater awareness of the world around him than Bruno does but the story is told over a longer period. What is happening to the people in the striped pyjamas? Vonda Gardner The movie left a huge impression on me.

See all 78 questions about Gutten i den stripete pyjamasen…. My heart was breaking throughout this entire book. Once at the new house Bruno quickly decides they were much better off living in Berlin – in Berlin they didn’t have large groups of people in striped pyjamas spoiling their views from the window. Despite its simple literature and its short length, the boy with the striped pajamas is a book filled with an incredible emotional charge, with a shaking and bright ending that will touch even the hardest reader. Reading other people’s reviews, the book seems to polarise people to give it either one star or four or five. For that we need the art of the novelist. We are asking our teachers to teach ten-year-old children topics we have not figured out how to talk about as a society.

The Boy in stripfte Striped Pajamas 3 stars. If you want more young adult appropriate books that handle difficult but important topics, try Between Shades of Gr The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will break your heart. Reading other people’s reviews, the book seems to polarise people to give it either one star or four or five. It does of course deal with a very painful and shocking part of our history and there are criticisms about some alterations to the true facts.


Gutten i den stripete pyjamasen

Gjerder som dette fi nnes over hele verden. First, let me make a few comparisons between what I knew for the movie, and what I got to know in the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 10 comments. Bruno loves living in his wonderful house in Berlin but he is soon told that his family need to move to a new house due to his Father’s job.

His novels are published in over 50 languages. Also, the fact it’s such a short story but doesn’t lack anything.

Refresh and try again. Bruno, along with his father, mother, sen sister and various servants move from oyjamasen quaint home in Berlin to live in a house on the outskirts of the prison sstripete Bruno and his sister Gretel can view the unfortunate occupants living behind the fence. Return to Book Page. Not in this day and age. This book gave him a little bit deeper understanding and more to think about which I appreciate. They’re taught, reinforced, and supported by the main influences in children’s lives.

The “ends justify the means” in other words, however horrific those steps are such as what the Nazi propaganda and thought exhibited. He believes he is living in a place named ‘out-with’ – I’m sure you can now easily guess where his family have taken up residence. Originally reviewed on March 28, After the umpteenth time of being confronted with the controversy over this book primarily through one review and associated comments I let myself provoked into reading it.

There are subtle nods to things that children may not catch such as view spoiler [Bruno’s Mother and Lieutenant Kohler hide spoiler ]. The minimal cover grabs my attention and I decided to buy and read it during the flight. When his father is promoted to Commandant in the German army pyjamaaen his family is transferred from their comfy home in Berlin to a strange place called Out-With, nine year-old Bruno has no idea of the true nature of his new surroundings.

Such a powerful read, but not for the faint of heart. Here’s a link to an article containing further links, the first to an article about the situation that appeared in the local paper, and the flim to a further article that includes a comment by me, writing as “JaninAtlanta,” although what I’ve written here today represents my latest thinking: What gets taught in public schools has long been a flashpoint for controversy.


View all 26 comments. John Boyne born 30 April in Dublin is an Irish novelist.

Addendum, July 24, Here is a more nuanced discussion than I was able to give. John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults and five for young readers, as well as a collection of short stories. It’s taken me years to pick it up and watching the movie last month gave me the nudge to finally read it.

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To ask other readers questions about Gutten i den stripete pyjamasenplease sign up. But, either way, his naivety and his responses to events add poignancy to the story. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 3 stars 3 19 Dec 21, Some 13 year olds might not be mature enough for it, but I just read this book with my newly 12 year old after coming across …more It depends on the child.

View all 5 comments. The story flowed from one occurrence to another, getting heavier and tense as the story progressed.

It’s the misunderstanding leading to lack of common sense behind terms such as these that people make in trying to reach their ideal obtainable. While I enjoyed the book a lot more I think the ending of the movie was more painful to watc When I was in middle school a classmate talked to us about The Boy in the Pyjamazen Pajamasthen I remember watching the movie a couple times ever since.

But it’s also a book that will break your heart and might even bring tears to your eyes.