(THIS BOOK IS SET IN WORLD WAR 2)This book, by Irish author John Boyne, is about a boy called Bruno who lives in Berlin (Germany) in a very nice, luxurious house with his parents, his sister Gretel and Maria "The maid". One day when he comes home from school, he discovers Maria packing all his belongings in crates. That’s because Bruno’s dad got the job of Commandant by Adolf Hitler so he needed to be closer to his work. That’s why they moved house to Poland in a house called Out-With the following week.Bruno is extremely upset about the consequences and one day he decides to go exploring in his back garden even if it’s "Out-of-Bounds.All he found was a wire fence and a boy (jew) called Shmuel in gray striped pyjamas sitting right next to it.They have a chat and find out that they share the same birthday date and they are both 9 years old.Bruno also asks Shmuel why all the people behind the wire fence are all wearing striped pijamas... From that day Bruno and Shmuel have little meetings every afternoon..... I don’t want to spoil the end for you :)
I highly recommend this book to children between 10-12 years old.
P.S: Read the book first and then watch the movie:)