The boy in the Striped Pyjamas is weird book. It is not what anyone thinks it is when they first pick it up off a book shelf. You want to keep reading it when you first start reading it, but then things start to change rapidly towards the end.
The book is magical book that tricks you into thinking that you know what is going to happen next. You are always surprised about what happens next, unless you know what went on in the concentration camp so you know what happened to Shmuels grandfather. Nothing ever really occurs that you expect it to.
The author of, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne has taken great care in planning exactly what is going to happen in each chapter to each character. He has woven all the little secrets into the book, and at certain points, you understand a bit more of what is going on each time.
The story is about a young, bouncy, adventurous, full-of-energy boy called Bruno. Bruno lives in a really big house in Berlin with his sister, mother and father. Also in the house are the servants including Maria who Bruno get al0ng well with later on. When his father gets promoted to Commandant the family are very impressed with him, and hold a celebration. Everyone is happy about it except from Fathers mother. With this job, Father gets a home in Auschwitz Right next to the concentration camp. Mother is not really happy with this, but she goes along with the idea of that. When Bruno tells Mother about the strange people on the other side of the fence, she realises that there are Jews there and they are badly treated. Bruno is very curios of the people that he goes exploring.