I had heard very little about this book until just recently when my daughter-in-law suggested I read it. Happened to be in the bookstore the other day, noticed it, and bought it. Had no idea really, what the book was about. From the moment I started this book, I could not put it down. I was finished this book in a couple of days, (finished about 1 week ago), and have not been able to get this book out of my mind. I have read and reread the last couple of chapters. I have read hundreds of books over the years, some good, some not so good, but I do not often find a book that leaves such a lasting impression on me. It left a lasting effect on me, and found it to be unsettling. Bruno and Shmuel prove to us all that we are not born hateful, but that hate is learned. I have not read much regarding the Holocaust. I just find it a very difficult subject to read about. I think this is a book I will never forget. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read. I think it should be compulsory reading in Grade 8 or 9 English class. I do not want to give any of the story line away, all I can say is read this book, most will be deeply affected by it, and it should make you think a great deal. I have a top ten list of all time favourite books, and this one surely ranks in the top 5.