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ISBN13: 9780385751896
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Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

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This powerful and gripping novel explores what life in the secret annex might have been like for Peter Van Pels.  What it was like to be forced into hiding with Anne, first to hate her and then begin falling in love with her.To sit and wait and watch while others die, and wish you were fighting. 

Annes diary ends on August 4, 1944, but Peters story continues as he details life in Auschwitz with clarity and compassion  – and the horrific fates of the Annexs occupants. Anne Frank's story has never been told quite like this.

Includes a Reader's Guide.

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"While Annexed does not depend upon a prior reading of The Diary of a Young Girl for interest or understanding, readers of that book will appreciate the opportunity to see Anne Frank's story given a benefit it could not have: hindsight."The Horn Book, starred review

"Readers are enlightened and deeply moved....Annexed is a superb addition to the Holocaust literature, and should not be missed."School Library Journal, starred review

"Showing equal skill in bringing history to life and in capturing the spirit of a young man searching for his identity amid chaos, Dogar has written a novel as provocative as it is devastating."Publishers Weekly, starred review 

"The lines between written record, educated guess, and fictional construct are fascinatingly blurred here. . .made all the more so when readers consider the role perspective, translation, and editing play in the written record. The books skillful synthesis of all these facets should stimulate discussion about the nature of history, fiction, and truth."The Bulletin, starred review 

"[Annexed] is compassionate and thoughtful, told in a very intimate way. Dogar gets the claustrophobia of the annexe across brilliantly, as it escapes in pointless bickering and petty resentments, but the picture of vital, interesting people with hopes, dreams, loves and ambitions rises equally vividly from the pages. Peter himself is wonderfully drawn: painfully shy, introspective and independent of thought."The Book Bag (UK)

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RSTEPHEN8103, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by RSTEPHEN8103)
It is a very sad book about what a man would do to another man, when a monster is in charge of the people. But, it tells how children only see the good and that we are all alike.Children are born pure and loving, until adults teach them how to hate and be cruel. This book makes you stop and think, we should be like children.
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Yonathan, April 17, 2009 (view all comments by Yonathan)
While there has been much debate over the credibility of the historical facts in the story, I don't find this of particular personal relevance. The book tells the story of 9-year-old Bruno who lives in high society Berlin. Seen through his eyes, the reader is taken into a world that Bruno cannot make sense of (his father wears a uniform, they have the "Fury" over for dinner, and they unexpectedly move to "Out-With") and that he can only comprehend in the way a child can. While 9 might be a little old for a child to be this naive, the point of the story is to bring us into a subject matter that will always be difficult to understand. By putting us on the other side of the fence, on the side where the Nazi party and their children live, we are brought into a world that is scary for young Bruno although not nearly as scary as it is for his friend Shmuel, the title character on the other side of the fence.

To analyze the historical inconsistencies doesn't appeal to me as, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, I didn't feel like the book did a disservice by placing Bruno with his father rather than in the Hitler Juden. The book is remarakably touching and simple, yet contains some beautiful sentences evocative of a writer who successfully gets to the heart of human evil and cruelty. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about the Holocaust, whether young or old, whose tale of a friendship speaks volumes about the what we as humans choose not to see.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385751896
Author:
Boyne, John
Publisher:
David Fickling Books
Author:
Dogar, Sharon
Subject:
Concentration camps
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Nazis
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Media Tie-In
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Random House Movie Tie-In Books
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
7-9
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , This powerful and gripping novel explores what life in the secret annex might have been like for Peter Van Pels.  What it was like to be forced into hiding with Anne, first to hate her and then begin falling in love with her.To sit and wait and watch while others die, and wish you were fighting. 

Annes diary ends on August 4, 1944, but Peters story continues as he details life in Auschwitz with clarity and compassion  – and the horrific fates of the Annexs occupants. Anne Frank's story has never been told quite like this.

Includes a Reader's Guide.

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