The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

I've had The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on my radar for awhile. But then Denise posted about it recently and reminded me that I wanted to read it. So I sat down today and read it and OMG. Read this book. Nowwwwwwwwww.

But you probably don't want your nine year old reading it even though it's about a nine year old. When I look on Amazon it says that it's for grades 7-9 and I'd buy that. When I was reading it I was thinking 8th graders (because that's the year we did Anne Frank and Underground to Canada that this book would fit in well with the discussions that we had about those books).

Can I just say when I got to the end of that chapter and realized what was going to happen I gasped. GASPED.

Just read the book. It's a fast read. And I'd talk and rave about it a lot more I need you to read it first. (And the last sentence of the book just may break your heart. )If you are making some crazy New Year's Resolution to not buy books or anything buy this one first. Trust me.

(And if anyone is working about all the updates I've set a deadline of New Years Eve to get all caught up on book blogging...plus I'm still reading. That means lots of posts people.)