The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, penned by John Boyne leaves readers with a new outlook on life in which they will remember until the day they die. Readers are left with renewed awareness of life and how quickly it can be ripped out of your grasp. To begin with, the novel is about a young child growing up in the midst of the Holocaust, but not in a concentration camp. You experience World War II from a Nazi child’s perspective, which is extremely rare. Many authors are too afraid to tiptoe on the tightrope of right and wrong. John Boyne’s writing perplexes and dares the reader to rethink everything they’ve ever been taught about the Holocaust, from children trying to survive in concentration camps to the personal lives of high ranking Nazi

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