“Who are all of these people and what are they doing here”
I enjoyed the connection to the characters that reading this book gives.
This book was extremely touching. I have read this book before in the past when I was in school. I have also seen the movie. Rereading the book now made it even more difficult to read. This book makes you feel so emotionally attached to the characters.
When you‘re teaching a diary/journal unit for English literature and decide to focus on the Holocaust.
Every lesson I read a chapter and students are composing a diary from the perspective of Bruno with his thoughts and feelings about everything he is experiencing.
At the end, students will present this as an accompaniment to this text to know more about Bruno 😍
Heart breaking, inexplicably beautiful, and deeply impactful piece of work that takes us to the horror of the world war and what it looked like in the eyes of a nine year old boy. A story of a friendship so simple and easy that it knows no difference. It only believes in the simplistic bond that is humanely possible and asks with incredible curiosity why must be there a fence separating one side from the other.
After all are we that different?
This historical fiction book is one of my favorites. Not only does it give a bright new perspective to an important part in history, but it accurately portrays it well. No contradiction is made and different viewpoint and opposing sides through characters are shown to understand the full context of what is happening as well!
This book is interesting because it is told from a child's viewpoint. Not only can the kids I give this book to, relate well and understand in a context made available to them, but they can put themselves in their shoes and try to understand what their life might've been like if they were there. They're exposed in a child's view to what conflicts and despairs are before us and lets them understand in a way like never before.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a devastatingly heartbreaking depiction of the horrors of WWII as seen through the eyes of two innocent nine year old boys, one German and the other Jewish.
The story is told through the unaware and inquisitive eyes of Bruno, capturing the innocence and naïveté of a child as the two forge a secret friendship. Such a haunting read, the final lines of this one will stay with me for a long time.
#2 this book is a little bit slow at the beginning over all it was a really good book. (I finished it)Bruno meets a friend on the other side of the fence but he can‘t play with him he doesn‘t know why.The ending was a little bit sad so if you like a book that is fun, has some adventure and is sad then this book is for you.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an eye-opening, moving HF novel written by John Boyne that can be used in a LC in your 6-12 classroom. This story is set in Berlin in 1942 when Bruno, a little boy, gets home from school to see that all of his belongings are being packed up. He is told that his father got a new job and that they are moving to “Out-With.“ This story follows Bruno's tramatic experience at this camp and follows his new friendship
Bruno gets home from school and discovers that his stuff is getting packed, he and his family are moving far away to this old rundown house that he does not like. Every time he looks out the window he sees a tall fence stretching out farther than he can see with children and soldier yelling at them. If you like books that are heartfelt, powerful, and unsettling then this is a book for you.
OMG! Wahhh, I didn't see that coming AT ALL. I didn't completely cry, but I definitely had tears in my eyes at the end. 😭
I wanted to love this book but I didn't.
This book is so factually incorrect it makes me sick.
I could go on but it would be me tearing this book apart page by page. Needless to say skip this one.
One of my July picks. It has been on my to read list for awhile. FINISHED This is a fast read. I have read a few books based on WWII but this one is different. The story is from the perspective of a 9 year old boy. It‘s innocent, simple, and a little bit of a tear jerker at the end. I finished it before bed and stayed awake thinking about it. Glad I finally read it. I would recommend this if you like historical fiction.
Not in this day and age. Keeping people in cages for being different or poor is something that should never happen. Whether it was 700 years ago, 70 years ago or at this very moment, the people who commit such atrocities need to be exposed for the monsters they are.
I loved how this book was told from the child‘s perspective. It made the horror of the Holocaust that much more horrible. #aty2019 #aroundtheyearin52books I read this for the weird or intriguing title prompt.
Why did it take me so long to read this book? It deserves all the praise that it gets. Amazing and very well done for a middle grade read. Truly a masterpiece for readers of all ages.
Has anyone seen the movie? I plan on watching it the next chance I get.
A good book written from an interesting perspective. I enjoyed the child narrator's voice and seeing such atrocities through his eyes. The connections and comparisons made between the two boys on both sides of the fence was a constant reminder of the theme that, regardless of race or ethnicity or culture, humans are humans.
Woahhhh, the reading slump has been REAL lately. I'm almost through this one and hoping to finish it today. It'll be heading your way soon, @irre
It‘s a simple story of two friends one who is a Jew and another who is son of Fury‘s hand picked general to do his dirty work against the jews in Poland. The books explores with child emotions and how pure they are in the world of dispare and cruelty. Might be a short read but it leave a big impact on you.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (HF) by John Boyne is about a boy who meets a new friend at a camp. Unfortunately they don‘t know he is in a concentration camp. It is a heartbreaking story that takes place during World War Two. This would be good for PR so students can discuss what happens as they read. UDL 3.3 Guide information processing and visualization. EL Strategy 1 Teach questioning for clarification.
This book is so impactful. It crushes the stereotype that all Germans were Nazi‘s and terrible people, and shows that the majority didn‘t know what was happening or how to stop it. This is so important to teach to young kids about grouping people and putting blame on entire groups without getting all the information.
Happy Friday Jr. guys! How‘s everyone‘s week going? I am still trying to get through my current read. Even though it‘s a YA book (I love YA) I‘ve heard some great things. Maybe when I finish, I‘ll watch the movie. Anyone out there read the book or seen the movie? Did you like it? This is a pic of my work space. I tend to write down some of my fav quotes in my bullet journal. Anyone else?
It‘s been awhile since a book has made me cry, and I am an ugly crier! Such a powerful book that stays with you. This book rips your heart out of your chest. ❤️
My 15yr old son is reading it for school so I thought I would read it again so he has someone to talk to about it. I can‘t wait to see what he thinks of it.
I was a bit disappointed with this one. Maybe expected too much from all the buzz. It's just hard to believe Bruno can be so oblivious to what's going on around him? But that ending, it does pack quite a punch.
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