Year 8 Student Book Reviews

boyinstripedpjsYear 8 have read John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and have written reviews of the book for their class.

From 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….

Here is a selection of some excellent reviews of this moving and heart-breaking book.

Clara writes: This fable is called “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” and it was written by John Boyne. John Boyne uses different techniques to write this story. For example, he narrates the story through Bruno’s eyes. Read more…

Melika writes: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne, is a historical story following through a nine year-old  boy’s eyes….The book shows the situation and different kind of people in Hitler’s time. Read more…

Arian writes: Bruno is a boy who lives in Berlin and he has a lot of friends….His father has an important job, he is a Nazi and his mother cleans houses. Read more…

Alex writes: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ is a classic that was written by John Boyne. He wrote this book to tell everyone…what happened in Germany. Read more…

Well done Year 8, and apologies to those who haven’t had their review published this time around. There’s always next time!

The book has also been made into a movie, which might be interesting for the children to watch in order to compare it with the book. You’ll find a trailer for the film here:

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