Summer of My German Soldier Author:Bette Greene Patty Bergen was twelve the summer that the German prisoners were brought to the POW camp outside Jenkinsville, Arkansas... — Awkward, lonely, always talking too much, unable to please her parents, she longed for a friend. Then, when some of the prisoners were brought to her father's store, Patty met Anton. It was a dangerous friendship, between ... more »a Jewish girl and a German soldier during World War II, when patriotic feeling was running high...
The passionate, painful story of a young girl's search for the strength to survive in a bitterly unhappy family.
One of the American Library Association's Notable Books of the Year
"An exceptionally fine novel" - The New York Times Book Review« less
I have enjoyed this book very much -- read it 4 or 5 times between the 5th grade and adulthood. It is a compelling -- and timely! -- narrative exploration of how we know our friends, and who are our enemies.