Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Time Will Come (4)



The Time Will Come is a great meme hosted by Jodie over at Books For Company. The point of this meme is to list a book that has been sitting on our bookshelves unread for too long and we have been meaning to get round to for ages!

This week's pick is:

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

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.

I'm pretty sure we've had this one sitting on the bookshelf for a couple of years and I still haven't got round to reading it! I know! I must! From what I've heard, it's supposed to be very sad, but very good. I hope I get round to it soon. 

5 comments:

  1. I read this one about a year ago. It was really sad so make sure you have plenty of tissues! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jenny @chocolatechunkymunkie xx

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  2. This looks really good but really sad and powerful. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

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  3. Oh, that sounds really sad! Hope you like it! Happy reading!

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  4. You haven't read it yet?! Phanee! Do it now!

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  5. I watched this film and it is so so so powerful!!
    I bet the book is so amazing, sadly I can't read a book when I have watched the film.

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