... you may already have seen The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I haven't*. I have, however, read the book.
Due to the setting I didn't expect it to be exactly uplifting so the beauty of this book caught me off guard. I was riveted and had to read on and on, until the end when I asked my family to finish the book for me and give me the short version of what happened. They refused and I persevered.
It's difficult to love a book with such a harsh subject matter, but it was well-treated and beautifully written. If you get the chance to listen to the cd, there's a great interview with the author on the last disc. I highly recommend listening to it.
* I am unable to watch movies about this subject. War movies, yes; movies about the Holocaust, never.