This is a SPOILER PAGE for The book and movie The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. If you have not read this book – DO NOT READ THIS PAGE. IT WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS…. that is what it is here for.
SO as you know -the spoiler page is fair game to talk about whatever happened in the book/movie and your thoughts about it.
I have not used the spoiler page for many months, but after reading this book this afternoon – even though I seen the movie a couple of months ago… I felt this one needed to be discussed more.
First of all I think my review says this clearly but I found this to be such a powerful read. I guess what I really want to talk about here is the ending…. it just floored me…. I thought for sure at the last-minute they would be saved…. it just
and as I said I seen the movie first so what you seen above was “the ending” for me. pretty close tot he book ending except there is a couple of lines in the book that are not in the movie at the end and should be because even though I knew what was to come… it still brought me to tears….
“They are not my best friends anymore anyway. Bruno looked down at Shmaul and did something quite out of character for him, he took hold of Shmaul’s tiny hand and squeezed it tightly. “You’re my best friend Shmaul. My best friend for life.”
I know there is so much more to discuss in this book…. the innocence of Bruno, and even of Shmaul. A friendship through a fence…. boundaries and lack there of….. but unfortunately my head is all tied up in the ending again that has left me a sobbing mess. Feel free to get this conversation going…..
what did you think of this book, this movie? Did you prefer one over the other? If so – why? Is Bruno a realistic character? Have you read other books about the Holocaust?