May 18, 2010

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

So, I've been trying for weeks to come up with a review for this book that does it justice without giving away any spoilers. I just cannot write anything remotely as good as the reviews I have seen by other bloggers. I bow humbly at your way with words, fellow bibliophiles!

All I can say is that this book is a very emotionally-driven book. There was longing, thoughtfulness, innocence, despair, kindness, love, confusion, joy, anger, hope- the whole gamut. It was a fantastic story about the Holocaust and I really recommend it to everyone who likes to read about this time in history or who likes a really good, heart-tugging story.

I also watched this movie and the movie is really very well done. I recommend it as well.

I will now direct you to a review by Tif at Tif Talks Books that is much superior to my own so you can really get a feel for this book.

Here are other reviews I found worth checking out:

Book Chatter and Other Stuff...

Books on the Brain

Melody's Reading Corner


Bermudaonion's Weblog

Jo-Jo Loves to Read

Maw Books Blog

Musings of a Bookish Kitty

Laughing Stars

Shelf Love

Book Addiction

BOOK #: 31
RATING: 4.5 Stars
7 CHALLENGES: Year of the Historical, Countdown Challenge, YA Challenge, Support Your Local Library, TwentyTen Challenge, New Authors, 100+ in 2010
GENRE: Historical Fiction, War, Literary Fiction, Young Adult
PUBLISHER: David Fickling Books (c) 2006
FORMAT/PAGES: Hardcover/224
HEY, FCC!: I borrowed this book from the library.


  1. I'm planning to read this finally for MotherReader's 48 hour Book Challenge. I can't wait!

  2. I loved the book and the movie. I was totally unprepared for what was to come when I listened to the audio book...yikes

  3. For some reason I still just can't decide if I want to read this one! I hear people say it's lovely, but because of the spoiler factor, I don't even know what the book's about!

  4. I thought this book was great, but haven't seen the movie. Thanks for linking to my review.

  5. I have yet to see the movie but the book knocked my socks off...very emotional.

  6. This was one of my most memorable reads... I was totally blown away by the premise. I need to watch the movie!

    Thanks for adding my link! :)

  7. I agree, this book was terribly difficult to review because I was afraid that I wouldn't do it proper justice. However, it was an INCREDIBLE book. I am glad you liked it.

  8. What a great review! I remember I was home from work one day when I read this, and when I was finished I just laid my book down and cried for probably 10 minutes. Thanks for linking up my review also.

  9. I haven't read the book, but the movie made me cry my eyes out.

  10. This book remains on my top 10 list. I remember reading the end, and thinking I must have read it wrong. I went back and reread the ending, and was completely shocked. I highly recommend this one.

  11. There's a movie of this book already? I thought it just came out.

  12. I will take your word for it. This is a book I need to read.

  13. I've been meaning to read this one. I saw the movie and bawled my eyes out at the end.

    I hope it's okay to link to your post on the WWII book reviews page on War Through the Generations. I'll get it on the site soon.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  14. *Blushing*

    You are too kind!!!

    I just love, love, love this book!! It is such a powerful read and I would totally recommend it to all. And, I agree . . . the movie was very well done! Bawled my eyes out on that one too . . . just in the comfort of my own home instead of in my car at a stop light!! :)

  15. I thought your summary of this book was lovely. :-) I agree that it's hard to review without spoilers.

    By the way, my review has moved here. :-)


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