I think it’s interesting how I stumbled on this book: I read about it at The Written Word, and she read about it on Sassymonkey Reads, and she read about it at Flamingo House Happenings. I’ll be loaning this book to a friend, and so it goes.
The back of the books says:
“If you start to read this book, you will go on a journey with a nine-year-old boy named Bruno. (Though this isn’t a book for nine-year-olds.) And sooner or later you will arrive with Bruno at a fence.
Fences like this exist all over the world. We hope you never have to encounter one.”
This book is a self-proclaimed fable. I don’t think the moral of the lesson would be lost on anyone. The book is very well written and Bruno, the narrator, is believable in his actions as a 9 year old.
It’s interesting because this is the second book I’ve read in the past two months that had something to do with Nazi Germany, and I wonder if I would have been one of those that sat back and watched as things happened, or would I have spoken up and insisted that something was wrong? Hindsight is easy; it’s the present and the future that aren’t so clear.
This book is excellent. I highly recommend it. It will only take you a few hours to read. It may not have made my Top 10 List, but it’s a definite Must Read.
Rating: 92 out of 100