The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


by John Boyne (Author)

Book Cover for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

   Book 1   
Pages: 256

Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

Recognition: Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award for John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award (2007); Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Preis der Jugendjury (2008); Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Intermediate (2009)

From One Boy to Another Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: From One Boy to Another
Reading level: 12+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? No
Next release: Finished
Tags: historical  war  realistic fiction  illness & grief  friendship  family 

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Books in series order

1.   The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  (2006)
2.   The Boy at the Top of the Mountain   (2015)