Summer of My German Soldier
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Summer of My German Soldier

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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 Yearshow more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 124.46 x 175.26 x 20.32mm | 113.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142406511
  • 9780142406519
  • 108,381

About Bette Greene

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.show more

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