Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier

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An emotional, thought-provoking book from multi-award-winning author Bette Greene. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, 12-year-old Patty Bergen learns what it means to open her heart. Although 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, who understands and appreciates her in a way her parents never will. And Patty is willing to risk losing family, friends--even her freedom--for what has quickly become the most important part of her life. Thoughtful, moving, and hard-hitting, Summer of My German Soldier has become a modern classic. "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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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 112.27 x 180 x 14.48mm | 163.29g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 014130636X
  • 9780141306360
  • 307,101

About Bette Green

Like Beth Lambert, Bette Greene grew up in a small town in Arkansas. Her first novel, Summer of My German Soldier, won unanimous critical acclaim and became an immediate best-seller. Bette Greene lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
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14,800 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 24% (3,491)
4 35% (5,178)
3 29% (4,361)
2 9% (1,303)
1 3% (467)
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