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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
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Feb 09, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: ya-reads-for-teachers-group, young-adult, historical-fiction, 2009-reading-journal, world-war-ii
Read in September, 2009

While I thought some of the writing was a little too juvenile for my tastes, I became caught up in the poignancy of the meetings between Bruno and Shmuel. The innocence of Bruno to what was happening in the world around him was touching and unnerving. Sometimes we all need to view things from the eyes of a child. It's a very enlightening perception. Although I saw the end coming, it was nonetheless startling.

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Vicki I completely agree with you Lisa. I felt a lot of the same emotions as I read this book. The writing style had hints of juvenile elements, but I think it helped give the book substance. It was quite touching and Bruno's innocence could tug at your heart.

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