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Summer of My German Soldier By Bette Greene

Summer of My German Soldier
by Bette Greene

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When German prisoners of war are brought to her Arkansas town during World War II, 12-year-old Patty, a Jewish girl, befriends one of POWs and must deal with the consequences of that friendship. A 1973 National Book Award Finalist and an ALA Notable Book.
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Summer of My German Soldier Summary


Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene

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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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.

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GOR001980193
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Bette Greene
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2011-02-17
240
0142406511
9780142406519
N/A
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