The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
Summary from Goodreads: 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 to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people 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 from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
Opinion: This book had a rather slow start, and after it finally started to get good, it was too short. This was a very eye opening book. I didn’t realize how naïve and blind some of the german citizens were. The ending in this book was also very sad. So overall, I would say to read this book for the learning and eye opening experience. This isn’t a book you would want to read to enjoy yourself.
4 out of 5 stars