Dear John Boyne,
The way I looked at World War II changed after I read your book. The Boy In Stripped Pajamas. The way I look at the book is that it shows how friendship can be strong in many different ways. Your description in the book was so intense and good that is was like a movie in my head.
The young boys in the book show that no matter who you are or where you are from you can still be friends. Bruno goes to the fence and talks to Shamuel, they become good friends and talk together. When Bruno gives Shamuel extra food and visits him daily without permission, really made the book exciting for me.
My favorite parts are when Shamuel doesn’t show up to talk one day, which made me want to keep reading. My other favorite part is when Hitler comes to dinner and one of the Jewish people is serving food for them and does everything wrong.
The ending was a big surprise for me and almost made me cry. You know that Bruno’s dad knows that what Hitler is doing to the Jewish people is wrong. The book affected me in many ways because Bruno did cross the fence to be with Shamuel, but I don’t think that I would have.
I want to read more books by you. I know you cant write a sequal to The Boy In the Stripped Pajamas because the characters are gone, but could you write another book similar to it? I loved your book because it was very powerful to not just me, but to everyone who has read it. I hope I can read more of your books.