Two boys, a book and a mystery

My cup of tea too…

Eagle-Eyed Editor

As someone who likes history — especially World War II — I’ve read quite a few books about the Holocaust. John Boyne’s book, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, took a different approach and I liked it for that reason.

In a way, the book is a mystery and you have to piece it together yourself.  This book is told from the viewpoint of a young, sheltered German boy, Bruno, uprooted from his comfortable home in Berlin as the result of his father’s promotion by someone called the Fury. The Fury comes to dinner one night with his friend Eva.

Bruno’s family goes to live in a new home far away and Bruno doesn’t like his new home “Out-With” very much. He gets bored with no place to go and no kids to play with except for his exasperating older sister. Bruno’s new home is next to a big fence and…

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