The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - Chapters 16-20 Summary & Analysis

John Boyne
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Chapters 16-20 Summary

Chapter 16. The Haircut. Bruno and his family return to Berlin briefly for the funeral of Bruno's grandmother. Bruno is surprised that he is not more relieved to have gone home. Back at Out-With, Kotler is transferred. This causes some trouble at home as Gretel protests the loss of her crush and becomes a moody teenager. About this time it is discovered that Gretel and Bruno both have lice. To get rid of it, Bruno's head is shaved.

Chapter 17. Mother Gets Her Own Way. Using the lice as a catalyst, Bruno's mother begins arguing that living at Out-With is not safe for the children. Mother wants to move back to Berlin with the children, leaving father alone at Out-With. At first they argue about it, but soon Bruno's father calls the children into his office and announces that they will be moving...

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