The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Characters

John Boyne
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Bruno

Bruno is a nine-year-old boy when the novel begins. Bruno has lived in the same house in Berlin since he can remember. Therefore, when Bruno learns that his family is moving out of the house, he is deeply saddened. Not only will Bruno have to leave the house he loves so much, but he will be forced to leave behind the three boys he has sworn to be best friends with for life. Bruno is devastated.

When Bruno arrives at his new house, he is disappointed by the house's size and by its location. There is no city where Bruno can explore and no space in the house that does not have a purpose. Bruno is bored and hates his new home, but in time he begins to adjust to the changes in his life. When Bruno meets Shmuel, a strange little boy who lives behind the fence...

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