Cricket Readers Recommend

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

by Forgot :(

A boy named Bruno moved to this new house that he hates. In his bedroom window, he saw a camp where there are thousands of people in striped PJs. 

He is not allowed to go and play with them, but goes and tries anyway. He meets a boy his age and goes to see him often. Their friendship is so strong even though they are different. 

This book may be a bit hard to understand. 

Average: 4 (3 votes)
submitted by Jubilee-Nesta S., age Almost 11
(July 13, 2009 - 4:21 pm)

I loved this book!! If you have background about World War II it will help you to understand the book and appreciate the story from the perspective of a young German boy. The book is so much better than the movie, as it employs a lot of dramatic irony.

p.s. The author is John Boyne! :)

submitted by Jessie, US
(September 7, 2009 - 4:44 pm)