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
Jo-Jo Loves to Read
Maw Books Blog
Musings of a Bookish Kitty
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
HEY, FCC!: I borrowed this book from the library.