Books in the Middle: Reading for Middle School

Our focus is on books middle school students might like to read and topics pertaining to books for these students, and we are giving recommendations. Teachers, librarians and middle school students are the contributors to this blog. Enjoy!

7th Grade Guest Blogger – Olivia P. April 4, 2013

I read The Boy In the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. 

It’s 216 pages long and is a historical fiction book. The Boy In the Striped Pajamas takes place during the Holocaust. It’s about a young boy named Bruno who lives in Berlin and his dad is a soldier. The family moves away to a town called Outwith and Bruno, his mom and sister don’t really like it there that much, but Bruno’s dad does.

Bruno goes out exploring one day and he comes across this gigantic fence. There’s a little boy just sitting there looking sad. Bruno starts talking to him and finds out his name is Shmuel.

The two boys become best friends and one day Bruno goes inside the fence and something happens  – but you have to read it to find out!

This is one of my favorite books!

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2 Responses to “7th Grade Guest Blogger – Olivia P.”

  1. Sheila Kelly Welch Says:

    Thanks for this review. I have read many opinions about this novel and had decided not to read it. But your comments have changed my mind, and now I’ll put it on my to-read list.

  2. Carol Says:

    Great review, it is a tear jerker! I loved this book too!


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