Monday, March 30, 2009

Based on the Book

This week's based on the book is The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Both the film (recently released on video) and the book have been given wonderful reviews. We have recently added the novel to our collection and it can be found in the Young Adult section.

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.

Here is an interview concerning both the movie and the book:

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