Book Talk by Caroline Embree The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By: John Boyne
John Boyne• John Boyne was born in 1971 in Dublin, Ireland.• He studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin.• John’s early writings consisted mostly of short stories .• Boyne has published nearly 70 short stories.• His book, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas became a bestseller and was then made into a popular film.• In 2006, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was made into a Miramax Film.• This novel itself won 2 Irish Book Awards and in won a huge amount of international awards.• All of his novels are published in 45 different languages.• For more information about John Boyne, go to:http://www.johnboyne.com/about/
The Boy In the Striped Pajamas The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a book about theHolocaust. The main character in this book is a little 8 year oldboy named Bruno. He lives with his older sister Gretel, hismother, and his father. His father is a Nazi soldier who kills Jews.Bruno and his family are forced to move to Auschwitz, theconcentration camp. He gets promoted to a higher rank. So they.Bruno doesn’t want to move from his three best friends for life.As a matter of fact, he doesn’t know a whole lot of things, so hedoesn’t know that his father is killing all of the Jews.
The Middle Once they get to the new house, they have no idea whatto expect. They meet a lot of new people. Gretel finally getsrid of her dolls that she kept in her room. They meet Lt.Kotler, who Gretel likes. They meet Pavel, a Jew in the campwho comes to cook their food and he also is a doctor whohelps Bruno after he falls of his swing. The parents hire atutor for their kids school. Bruno meets a little boy his ownage named Shmuel. Everyday after Bruno gets done withschool, he goes to the electrical gate, where they met thevery first day they met each other. Lt. Kotler starts hangingout with Bruno’s mother when his father is not there. Shmuelbecomes Bruno’s new best friend for life
The Ending In the end, Lt. Kotler gets transferred to another place.Their grandma dies so they have to go back to their oldhometown for the funeral. Bruno finds out that his sister, hismother, and him were going to move back to their oldhometown. Shmuel tells Bruno that his grandpa is missing andthey can’t find him. So, on the very last day, before Bruno movesback, he goes to the electrical gate, and he changes into stripedpajamas and he crawls under the gate to go help Shmuel find hisgrandpa. It starts pouring down rain and they go into a gaschamber. In the end, they die.