The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Topics for Discussion

John Boyne
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Who is Bruno? Why is he unhappy with the idea of moving away from Berlin? Who does Bruno blame for this move? What one thing makes Bruno most unhappy about the move? Who does Bruno turn to for solace in his grief over the move? What reaction does Bruno get from his parents in regards to his feelings about the move? What reaction does Bruno see in his sister in reaction to the move?

Who is Gretel? What is her favorite pastime when the family first moves to Out-With? Who does Gretel develop a crush on? Is this type of crush acceptable in Gretel's time? How might parents react to such a crush in modern times? Why does Bruno call Gretel the hopeless case? How does Gretel help Bruno deal with the move?

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