Set in Nazi Germany in 1940 this story is told through the eyes of Bruno. The son of a Nazi commandant he and his family have been moved to “Out-with” a Nazi death camp. Bruno has just about given up hope of finding anyone to keep him company when he meets Shmuel. Shmuel is a Jewish boy who has been imprisoned in the camp. Unaware of their circumstances they develop an unlikely friendship at a time when an oppressive regime killed and attempted to exterminate an entire race. Two innocent young boys living on different sides of the fence and life. As they both try to discover what makes them so different from each other.
I read this book a few years ago but I was not a hundred percent aware of the conditions that occurred sevent-six years or so but we have had to read it with my class this term and I must say that it was great to read it with a different perspective. I was amazed at how differently I interpreted the words as to how I originally did. This book is timeless talking about the holocaust in a way that is unique and intersting to read.
Teen Rating: An amazing book about a topic that never gets old. 4.5/5. 12 +