Top 10, definitely
When Bruno and Schmuel were holding hands -- in the end...
Tie between Bruno and Schmuel
Yes, impossible not to cry after hearing this story...
SO highly recommend this book. These characters will stay with me for a long, long time...
I went into this book blind as there is no description, but now I know why. This book tells a story that we all know, but from a point of view that we've never heard. I thought the story was good but the narration made it even better for me. Don't know how I would have enjoyed this had it not been narrated for me.
All in all, this was OK. Didn't blow my skirt up...but I don't regret "reading" it.
Nuisance period for one, the darkest lifetime for another. Small gesture for one, warm fulfilling meal for another. Fences between people from two different spaces; yet of the same world. Friendships that is natural yet somewhat unlikely. Great adventure for one; same fate for both.
Provoking, touching, brutal, innocence, all in this amazing story.
This book is written from a 10 year old boys point of view. The innocence of his observation of Natzi Germany and their handling of the Jewish prisoners is touching and believable.
The father refusal to yield to the emotions and belief of the women in life is both sad and explains how the atrocities were allowed to happen.
When the father finally faces the truth about his son's demise breaks your heart and angers you at the same time.
I really I joyed this book so much that it took me two days to finish it!
(That's not a much of a big thing with it being to short but with
Other books it dose not take me that long)
I went in to this book knowing not a thing about it other than it being about WWII.
The reason why I gave the story 4 stars is because the in the end
They made it clear by not making it clear. If it had a clearer ending
I would have gave it 5 stars.
It had a lot of what I like to call sad points, And a powerful ending.
This book had you at the end of your seat.
I loved the reader; He was great. I know I am going to get more of his stuff.
Yes the story was not real but what that boy when though was.
And if your looking to buy this book I would say yes,buy it
Everyone should read this book. It is very well written, provocative (in a good sense) and powerful. The author has a clear sense of purpose which makes the
Nothing else like it.
Easy voice to listen too.
This is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. It is not just read, it is performed in such a way that you feel as if you are there alongside Bruno and Shmuel.
I loved Bruno and loved seeing the events play out through his eyes. This provided a unique and gripping perspective.
The way Maloney reads really gets you inside the head of a nine-year-old boy; his emotions and style of reading make you feel Bruno's anxiety or excitement, understand that Gretel is a
The end made me cry but at many points I was laughing! The book manages to be both uplifting and hopeful and incredibly heart-wrenching at the same time.
I did not realize this was a young adult book when I purchased it, and may not have done so had I known, but as an adult, I absolutely fell in love with this book and highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of age, who is looking for a remarkable story.
So sad as far as history goes it was interesting to see it evolve from a child's eyes. A good read and recommend every 12 year old read it.
Although I found it hard to believe that the protagonist could be that naive and the narration was awful, I found the story thought provoking. I couldn't put it down. The ending was completely unpredictable and jolting. I would recommend it to anyone.
I liked how the story was written in the third person (through the eyes of 9 yr old Bruno), it gave an interesting perspective to the story.
It is a sad book, but well worth listening too.