I think John Boyne, the author has written this book very well. It gives a very good and detailed description of what its like for Bruno growing up next to Auschwitz.
The story itself is set in a concentration camp in Poland (Nazi Germany) in world war 2.
Read this book and discover a secret friendship between people who arent supposed to know each other, and find out the joys and difficulties of their lives.
The book is also good because it doesnt just give you a history lesson, but it describes Brunos adventures as well. Following the life of someone who doesnt understand what seems so obvious. Bruno is blissfully ignorant until the very end, an end the reader wont even expect.
Its not just Bruno; it also shows evidence for what it was like for other types of people in the war, e.g. the soldiers, the house workers and gives you true outcomes to the consequences back then.
I would recommend this book to a friend but not under 10 at least, the book is good but what its about is sad, especially for a young person.