It's the story of a boy whose father works in a very important position to Hitler. He moves to a new house in Auschwitz with his familiy near a Concentration Camp. One day he goes out of his house to investigate the enviromet of the house and discovers a boy on the other side of the fence. They develop their friendship during some weeks till the day they discover that Shmuel's dad had disapeared, they are both going to do whatever to find him. A terrible accident is going to reach the heart of everyone who dare to read it. John Boyne wrote this beautiful story about how the innocence of two kids can show the world the real matter of life. For all kind of people, at any age. It's absolutelly a best seller in a lot of countries around the world.