Review: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
A Reader's Respite is abandoning our normal review format for this book.
Because if you haven't read this soon-to-be classic yet, you're missing out. Really missing out.
Originally published in 2006, it has been said that Irish author John Boyne wrote the entire first draft of this stunner in only two and a half days.
Two and a half days. Wow.
Now if you haven't even heard of this book, a full plot synopisis would spoil the story. Suffice it to say that story is set during WWII and is told from the viewpoint of a nine-year-old boy.
Oh, and the ending?
The ending is one of those jaw-dropping, never-saw-it-coming endings. A Reader's Respite turned the last page, rested the book on our lap and simply sat there in awe and wonder for a full fifteen minutes....the ending is that amazing.
Just read it.
Then come back here and share your thoughts with A Reader's Respite.
Title: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: OUP DUMP LIST
Date: May 31, 2007 (pbk.)
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