review by Corinne
If someone said “best friend” to you, would someone immediately come to mind? This book tells the story of two boys with different lives-one a son of a highly decorated Nazi commander and the other a Jewish prisoner in a concentration camp. Set in 1940’s Germany, this is a heartfelt story of friendship, courage, discrimination and sadness. This is a story that shows even the most different of people can be the best of friends. Read the adventures of Bruno and Shmuel, and you won’t regret it. That is why I would recommend The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.