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Summer of My German Soldier
Summer of My German Soldier | Bette Greene
In Bette Greenes awardwinning debut novel, a young Jewish girl in the postwar South finds herself drawn to a German prisoner of war When the Army delivers a batch of Nazi prisoners of war to an internment camp in Jenkinsville, Arkansas, Patty Bergen is as anxious as any of her neighbors to get a glimpse of the monsters. The eldest child in the towns sole Jewish family, Patty is lonely and isolated, spending most of her time in the company of Ruth, her parents black housekeeper. Then she meets Anton Reiker, an inmate in the camp. Even though he fought against the Allies, Anton seems to understand Patty in a way even her parents never have. When Anton escapes from the camp, Patty risks everything to keep him safebut following her heart may come at a terrible price. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors personal collection.
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Jensol77
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1. Summer of My German Solider - I bought it at the book fair in 6th Grade and I‘ve loved WWII fiction ever since
2. Oklahoma City Bombing
3. Warm Pepsi and Campbell‘s Tomato Soup, daytime TV
4. 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽

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Samplergal
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Made into a Movie: The Summer of my German Soldier. #bookishBingo #august

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Samplergal
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Pickpick

What a great book! Thanks to @lahousewyfe for the recommendation. I hadn‘t heard of this book before.
#ReadingUSA2019 #arkansas
Only four more to go!

Librarybelle Woohoo! 👏👏👏 6mo
ravenlee There‘s a sequel, too. 6mo
Nute I haven‘t thought about this book or movie in years! 6mo
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Soubhiville You‘re so close! Do you have your last 3 books chosen? 6mo
BrownGirlReading This is an oldie but a goodie! 6mo
lahousewyfe Excellent! Glad you enjoyed it! 6mo
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arcticxxfabby
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One of my favorites. I picked this up during high school though i only read an excerpt about it in my literature book. It stuck with me. I love to thrift books and only just found it this year! Lol
#31bookpics #underrated

howjessreads I loooved that book in middle school! 1y
Crazeedi Welcome! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 1y
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 1y
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LeahBergen
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One of my cooler finds from the book sale (as it‘s signed by the author).

I remember seeing this in my school library as a kid but I somehow never read it. 🤔

JoScho Score! 💕 2y
DebinHawaii Great score! I read this a few times in grade school and saw the 1978 television movie with Kristy McNichol! Damn, I'm old (and apparently watched FAR too many TV movies!!!) 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Mdargusch Perfect! 👍🏼 2y
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emilyhaldi Lovely cover too!!!! 👌🏻 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow!! And I read this one way back when, with that cover! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Although I had the paperback version. 2y
Reggie I actually read this in junior high over 20 years ago. 2y
DeborahSmall I take it you‘re home! I can get your parcel posted next week ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen @DebinHawaii I should have known that there was TV movie (and that Kristy McNichol was in it 😂😂😂)! And hey, those bad TV movies are all we pretty much had to look forward to as young teens back then. 😂😂 2y
LeahBergen @ValerieAndBooks I just knew it would be familiar to a certain group of us. 😆 2y
LeahBergen @Reggie I don‘t know how I didn‘t as my school library wasn‘t really that big. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall I made sure I made it home in time for our big book sales. Priorities! 😆😆 2y
DeborahSmall Of course! Hope you had a wonderful trip! Missed you 😘 2y
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Jas16
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I read this book for the first time in middle school and it definitely tore up my heart in the best ways. Have never been able to read it without crying.
#tearinupmyheart #90sinjuly

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Wow, this book was so good ! It isn't at all what I expected it to be. It covered dark themes such as abuse, racism and neglect and the issues of such a complex friendship between a Jewish girl and a Nazi soldier during WWII. Really glad I discovered this book on good reads !

Oryx I remember reading this in school, I remember it being really good. 3y
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Beth_and_Willow
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Reading this. Much deeper than it looks. #WWII #Racism #Abuse #ChildAbuse #Religion

BookBabe I read this as a kid...loved it! 3y
kdwinchester LOVE puffin books! 3y
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Jensol77
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Book that made me love reading and WWII historical fiction and memoirs.

Jhullie I adored this book as a child ❤️ 4y
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1/5 stars. WTF did I just read? Horrible story. Going on to the list of books for my kids to avoid.

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TeaRainBook
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Picked this up from the library today. A book to fill in a summer reading bingo card for YA/MG square.

cewilf I remember reading this in middle school and loving it! 4y
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