Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Give-Away

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Published: 2006 Pages: 216 4.5/5 stars Lines may divide us, but hope will unite us ... Nine-year-old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust.He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the peole of Europe by his country. All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas. Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation. And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process. If you'd like to win a copy of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (open to international visitors) please: 1. Leave a comment on this post for one entry 2. Become a follower of my blog for another entry. If you already follow, let me know and you'll receive another entry. 3. Post about this give-away on your blog for another entry 4. Please leave an email address or ensure you are contactable via your blog.

Competition closes Monday 27th April Winner will be announced Tuesday 28th April so please check back After I've had time to recover from the 24 hr read-a-thon I will review this poignant and very moving novel.

32 comments:

  1. Sounds like you enjoyed this novel. I read John Boynes Mutiny on the Bounty was impressed with (amongst other things) the historical accuracy.

    Please enter me into your competition.
    1.Commented above :)
    2. I already follow!
    3.I have blogged about your contest here4. I am contactable via my blog

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  2. opps post above went a little wonky!

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  3. This sounds promising! Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

    Lesley
    lesly7ch(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I don't want to be in the giveaway, but congrats on hitting the halfway point! Keep it up! :D

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  5. Waaa I want to join in your giveaway..

    -Commented
    -Followed You
    -Maybe I'll blog it if I finish reading my Twilight, the book is so dull.

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  6. Hello Teddy sorry for double post here's the link to my blog here. here's my e-mail kwesi4ever@gmail.com.

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  7. OOhh please enter me, and I am a Follower..
    And keep up the Good Work on Your Read A Thon ..
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Lol putting my head on book since no one is awake and disturb me wahahaha. Psst try to make your mini challenge a little longer "Don't talk for 5 hours".

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  9. Allready following you :D

    Have fun reading :D
    I am standing by teh sidelines cheering on

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  10. You are so giving : ).

    I am a follower ' cuz you are so cool = }.

    I posted your contest @

    http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/04/win-copy-of-boy-in-striped-pyjamas-by.html

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  11. I sent ya an email = }.
    Great Spirits.

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  12. Please enter me in your giveaway! I am already a follower and will post about this giveaway on my page. Thanks!!

    Missy
    http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com
    k9kutter64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Yay! I would love to be entered, this book looks really good.

    Even though we have been reading for 12 hours... I kinda feel like a slacker because I have a timer and I've really only read for like 7 and 1/2 ;)

    Oh and I am a new follower!

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  14. My mom wants to read this one and since her birthday is coming up, I simply have to enter! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway :)

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  15. I also blogged this on My Sunday Short Post Thanks again,
    marieburton2004 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would really like to win & read this book.

    sharon54220@gmail.com

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  17. I would love to be entered. Have been wanting to read this book for awhile. I am already a follower. :)

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  18. Sounds like a good read! I'd love to be entered, thanks!

    I follow :)

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  19. Hi Teddyree, I'm Teddyrose. I've seen you around and have mean meaning to introduce myself. I think it's cool we have simular names.

    I would love to win this book! I've been wanting to read it since it came out.

    I just bec ame a follower and I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaways-galore_18.html

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com

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  20. I love this cover! I wasn't actually interested in the book, until I saw this cover at Borders some time ago (previously I always saw the other covers online, perhaps the US or UK one). So please enter me into the draw! Thanks.

    ps: You're the first Aussie book blogger that I know. Is there more of us? Lol.

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  21. My son actually mentioned that he had seen this book and thought it looked interesting, would be great to win! Thanks1

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  23. I'd love to read this book - please count me in!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  24. I like the look of this cover. please enter me in the drawing.

    I am already a follower.

    florida982002[at]yahoo.com

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  25. Oooh I've been eyeing this book. Here's my comment, here's the post on my blog

    http://mzsazzyangel.blogspot.com/2009/04/boy-in-striped-pajama-giveaway.html (sorry don't know how to quote the web on a comment)

    and also a follower :D

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  26. I have friends who are doing their doctorates in this area, I would love to be able to give this as a gift to one of them!

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  27. I've heard a lot about this one. And it looks like it got a lot of good reviews too. Fingers crossed!

    danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Hey Teddyree! I'd love to win this. I'm a follower. (:

    loony_balooga_91@hotmail.com

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  29. Can you enter me please into the commpetition. I just read your review and thought it was fab.

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  30. Hi Teddyree! I'd love to be entered. :) I've wanted to read this book for quite a while.

    I'm a follower.

    :) Wendi

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  31. I need to get out of my comfort zone for a bit and I think this is the book I need. Please enter me and I am already a devout follower =)

    BTW - Fabulous review!!

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