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Summer of My German Soldier
by Bette Greene


Overview - An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene.
The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart.
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Overview
An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene.
The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart. Even though she's Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi, but as a lonely, frightened young man with feelings not unlike her own.
In Anton, Patty finds someone who softens the pain of her own father's rejection and who appreciates her in a way her mother never will. While patriotic feelings run high, Patty risks losing family, friends even her freedom for this dangerous friendship. It is a risk she has to take and one she will have to pay a price to keep.
"An exceptionally fine novel." The New York Times
"Courageous and compelling " Publishers Weekly
A National Book Award Finalist
An ALA Notable Book
ANew York TimesOutstanding Book of the Year
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142406519
  • ISBN-10: 0142406511
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: April 2006
  • Page Count: 230
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP

Series: Puffin Modern Classics

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - United States - 20th Century
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
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