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Who is the intended audience in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas? Who is the intended audience in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas?

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I know nothing about this book but decided to do some research.  Here's what I found.

This site says that the book will be of interest to readers in grades 9-12 and requires a reading level of grade 8.3:

http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/viewWorkDetail.do?workId=1159874

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This site contains nearly 5000 reviews of the book (!); many of the reviews comment on reading level:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39999.The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pajamas

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School Library Journal gave the book a starred review and recommended it for readers in grades 9 and up:

http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Striped-Pajamas-John-Boyne/dp/0385751060

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Teachers themselves answer your question here:

http://www.proteacher.net/discussions/showthread.php?t=130134

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Hope this helps! Good luck!

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The vocabulary and diction in which The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas is written indicates that the story is written for a school-age audience, of an age similar to the hero who has to stand "up on his...

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