An engaging novel - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

5th and 6th class loved reading this novel. Take a look at some of our responses to the novel - in written and art form. We hope you like them and as you will see, this book comes highly recommended from our classroom!

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Book Report

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is the title of the book.

Setting: At the start of the story the setting is in a huge house in Berlin. Later on, the setting is in a smaller house in Auschwitz Poland.

The main characters were Father, Mother, Gretel, Bruno and Shmuel.

I did like the book because it was interesting to see what it was like for a young innocent child so close to a German concentration camp in World War 2.

John Boyne is the author of the book. I think that the book was surprising, overwhelming, sad and wonderful.

Overall I would give this book a 8/10.

By Sean 5th class

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

Book Report

The name of this book is ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’.

This author of this book is John Boyne.

Setting: Berlin, Germany and Auschwitz, Poland.

I think this book was very tense, tragic, heartfelt and also breathtaking.

The main characters in the book are Father, Mother, Gretel, Bruno and Shmuel.

I liked this book because I enjoy books that are set in the past and it was very interesting to see Bruno so close to a concentration camp, having no idea what was going on.

I would rate it 7 out of 10.

What is the most exciting part of the novel?

I think the most exciting part of the novel was when Bruno went into the concentration camp alongside Shmuel. I think this because as a reader I knew something unexpected was going to happen so I was really transfixed to this book and didn’t want to put it down and that’s why I think it was exciting.

By Saoirse 5th Class ☺

THE BOY IN STRIPED PYJAMAS

BOOK REPORT

Author: John Boyne

Setting: Berlin, Germany and Auschwitz, Poland.

Main characters: Bruno, Shmuel, Gretel, Mother, Father.

Adjectives to describe this novel: interesting, sad, educational and barbaric.

Did you like the book?

Yes because I like to read war stories and this one was particularly interesting and I would love to read it again.

What score would you give the book out of 10?

I would rate the book 8/10 because it was great but sad at the same time. If it wasn’t so sad it would be a 10/10 - it was amazing.

How do Bruno and Shmuel treat each other?

Bruno and Shmuel treat each other like they have been best friends for their whole lives. It’s as if they have always been playing together, even though they haven’t even known each other for a year.

Bruno had known Carl, Daniel and Martin for years of his life and they were best friends for life and then Bruno forgot about them suddenly and didn’t really care about them anymore. All he really cares about now is Shmuel and being able to play with him on the other side of the fence of the concentration camp.

This concludes my book report. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read.

By Nathan

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