The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a truly unforgettable emotional story about life in Nazi-occupied Germany. Nine year-old Bruno knows nothing of the horrors of the Final Solution and the Holocaust, and is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from his comfortable home and life in Berlin to a desolate area where there is no one to play with. Soon, he meets Shmuel, a boy on the other side of an adjoining wire fence who, like all the others over there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Soon, the two become friends and Bruno has the chance to explore what he is unwittingly a part of. John Boyne's concise novel is highly emotional and unforgettable.