Today, I get to talk about a book l would recommend to an ignorant, racist, or close-minded person. This is pretty hard, because, unfortunately, there are a lot of ways to be ignorant and close-minded in this world. So, after much thought, l decided that l would recommend The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.
This book is about a young German boy named Bruno living in the 40s. He must relocate due to his father’s job. He doesn’t quite understand what is going on, or why no one will take his questions seriously. He meets a Jewish boy that lives behind a fence. He doesn’t know why it’s there, and no one will tell him. The two become friends, even though they don’t quite understand each other. When Shmuel’s father goes missing, Bruno sneaks in disguised as a prisoner. In a twisted turn of events, both children end up facing the gas chambers.
The reason that I chose this book is that it demonstrates how people are really no different from each other. Both of the kids were the same in the end, even though they were in different positions. It also shows the innocence of a child, and how, somewhere along the way, that gets lost. I think that if someone could see how everyone is really the same, and experience that kind of naivety, it would make them really question
the core of their beliefs