Posted on 03/03/2022 at 07:40 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is getting a sequel.

Literary Hub reports that John Boyne's All The Broken Places will come out September 15.

For some readers, this is news to celebrate; for others, it's cause for concern.

Boyne's original novel, about a friendship struck between an imprisoned Jewish boy and the (oblivious) son of an SS officer, drew criticism from Holocaust scholars — including the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust Memorial Museum — for its inaccuracies.

(Boyne pushed back against these criticisms, arguing that he deliberately chose the subtitle "A Fable" to indicate that it's a tale of the importance of kindness and empathy.)

All The Broken Places will be told from the perspective of the German boy's older sister, who reflects on a life “scarred by guilt and grief" as a ninety-one-year-old.

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