The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

By Megan Thomas

If you have, you’ll probably agree that it’s best read with a lot of tissues and emotional support. A real tear-jerker. As you’d expect, telling the story of Nazi Germany through the eyes of a child is breathtakingly tragic.

Bruno, a young boy in Berlin during WW2, through a series of events relating to his father’s position in the Nazi Party, meets and befriends another young boy – a boy in striped pyjamas – and their friendship, though beautiful, leads to devastating consequences. It’s not necessarily historically accurate or a grand exposé, but rather it’s an attempt to show the loss of childhood or innocence and depict – particularly for younger readers – the tragedy of the Holocaust. 


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