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John Boyne Message Board 1/1/2012
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Author Boyne's Book Reviews

The Absolutist
Tristan Sadler is returning some letters to the sister of a man he loved while wanting to tell her the real truth of his seeking her out. World War I recently ended and veteran Tristan Sadler is on a train from London sitting across from an elderly lady who talks about the murders she committed. Tristan's reaction seems strange until it becomes apparent that the woman is an author and referring to characters she's killed in her novels. Tristan, who now w...
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas
A young German boy befriends a Jewish boy his age, who is in a concentration camp. Bruno arrives home to find the family maid packing his clothes into crates. He is livid. These are his things! He respectfully asks Maria to stop touching his belongings. His mother comes into his room and tells Bruno she needs to talk with him. He is scared that he has done something that is getting hims sent away. His mother explains that the whole family is moving, h...
The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne tells the tale of Bruno, a nine-year-old son of a Nazi officer who, in befriending a Jewish child his own age in a concentration camp, ends up tied up in his fate. The novel begins with Bruno returning home from school to find that their belongings are being packed up. Though he doesn't know it yet, this is because his father is being sent to occupy a supervising position at Auschwitz. Bruno, who is the no...