The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Chapter 16 Summary

John Boyne

Chapter 16 Summary

Almost a year has passed since Bruno and his family moved to Out-With. Grandmother dies, and the family must return to Berlin for her funeral. Bruno had missed his home acutely when they first had to relocate, but in the intervening time his memories of life in Berlin have slowly faded, and the two days they spend back home are very sad. Father is particularly remorseful because he and Grandmother had fought before she died and never made it up. Although he is very proud that one of the wreaths sent in her honor is from the Fury himself, Mother says that “Grandmother would turn in her grave if she knew it was there.”

When Bruno returns to Out-With, he finds that the house there has now become his home. Bruno...

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