Title Profile & Character Information

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Annotation
Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. From the Hardcover edition.

Awards
2009  Young Reader's Choice Award
2013  Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

Characters
NameBruno
GenderBoy
OccupationStudent

NameShmuel
GenderBoy

GenreYoung adult fiction
Historical
Allegory
Book tie-in
    --Movie
TopicsHistory
Jews
Friendship
Racism
Prejudice
Fathers and sons
Emotions
Nazis
Concentration camps
Fear
SettingPoland
Berlin, Germany
Germany