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Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics) Paperback – April 20, 2006
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I am so glad I downloaded and read it again. I have so many highlights in this short novel. I will keep this on my kindle forever and will revisit Patti, Ruth and her horrible parents again in a few years. This is in my opinion a wonderful book to give to a young person, no matter their gender. And now at 52 it might not be the book I remember as a child but the message is still the same. 4 stars!
Summer of My German Soldier explores themes of 1940's America and the effect of the war on ordinary Americans who, naturally, view the Germans as the enemy and have no tolerance, nor understanding for young soldiers who have ended up in a country where they do not speak the language, far from their homes.
Although I enjoyed the story, I was slightly disappointed with the ending, which was quite abrupt. I would also have liked to know more about what happened to Patty and some more insight into her family and the reasons behind their behaviour.
Written simplistically, yet emotionally it is hard not to feel sympathy for Patty and the situations in which she finds herself. It is also hard not to like Patty, who despite her difficult family life dreams of a future where she can be free and independent, at a time when children were expected to be seen and not heard. Shocking in parts and touching in others, Summer of My German Soldier is a book in which most of us could find things in common with our younger selves.
I thought this novel was quite engaging because of how Patty changed over time. At the beginning of the story Patty is reckless and had low self-esteem.Read more ›
Bette Greene spins you around a story about a Jewish girl named Patty Bergen that just so happened to stumble upon a new beginning of her boring life when a camp full of German Soldiers arrived in Jenkins Ville. Hatred for the Nazi's were burning. What Patty didn't expect was that she would be harboring one of them. As her love for her German soldier grows, lies are made and trusts are to be broken.
While I was reading this book, it seems that Bette Greene has already brought me back in time where a slice of cake would cost only thirty cents. This book is recommended for readers who like to get lost in words of romance, rebellion, and adventure all mixed together. This isn't just your average cliché love story so forget about the "Twilight Series" or the "The Notebook" because Summer of my German Soldier will leave you speechless.
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I love this book! I read it as a child and now my son is reading it. I read it as an assignment in 8th grade, he is reading it for fun, he is in 5th grade. Read morePublished 4 days ago by stephanie bailey
I read this book AND watched the TV movie (starring Kristy McNichol) as a young teen. I loved the story then and when I saw this book an Amazon I had to download it on my Kindle. Read morePublished 14 days ago by T. Nelson
Best Book Ever! This book starts you off with vision of Patty Bergens life.With each chapter you read you become more intrigued with the book, and the relationship with the writer. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Bernard H. Schneider
The book describes how Anton and Patty fell in love. I would definitely recommend this to a friend. I just love all things romantic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by happymom626
A perfect story for any age. The characters are so real while the story grips you from the beginning. Excellent and even better, easy to read.Published 4 months ago by Lynn Head
Really good story in this one. It was written well and I could see how this could happen. It seemed to end too abruptly and then I realized there was a sequel.Published 10 months ago by Donna Buchanan
Members of the German military were interned as prisoners of war in the United States during World War II. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jana L.Perskie