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Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier
Brand: Penguin
Product Code: 9780142406519
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Summer of My German Soldier

By  Bette Greene

Format Paperback | 240 pages

Publication date 17 Feb 2011

 

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
A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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