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Bookish: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne | Lahore

Bookish: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne | Lahore

Saturday 12th January 15:00 16:00

This month's pick is John Boyne's unusual but powerful perspective on racism and cruelty

About the event

Our teen reading group’s first pick of 2019 is John Boyne’s unusual but powerful perspective on one of the darkest times in global history.

The book begins with its protagonist, 9 year old Bruno, moving with his family from his large and spacious mansion in Berlin to a small dark house in the country. He is resentful at having to leave behind his best friends and his loving grandparents and receives little sympathy from his parents or older sister.

The only friend that he is able to make at his new home is a boy in stripped pyjamas on the other side of a wire fence nearby. As their secret friendship progresses to its shocking conclusion, the novel’s various, subtle overtones align masterfully to form a terrible yet familiar picture that is sure to stay with its readers long after they have turned the last page.

Whether you’ve read the book or seen the film, come join us and other like-minded teens as we discuss this wonderful modern classic over some snacks!

This event is free and open to the public. It is appropriate for anyone 13 to 19 years of age.

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Prior registration is mandatory; walk-ins will not be allowed. If you face any difficulty in registering for this event, please write to us at librarylhr@britishcouncil.org.pk

All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must also be registered for the event.

Location: British Council Lahore Library

Date: Saturday, 12 January 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Registration will close on Friday, 11th January 2019 by 12 noon sharp

Please note that free valet parking is available for all our events, but must be used at the vehicle owner's risk.

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