If you are up for an emotional, nitty-gritty story, this book is for you. Even though it's not exactly a feel-good book, it is very inspirational. It deals with serious topics like abuse, discrimination, war, grief, self image, moral grey areas, and overcoming great odds. The heroine, Patty, has chutzpah.
Great Book, I just wish it was an actual book...reading online can be difficult.
An unlikely story of friendship, affection, and admiration between two people from two very different worlds - an excellent read.
Loved this book! Had to pick a book for school read this one and it became my favorite! Surprise ending tissues a must!
I found Summer of My German Soldier to be both heart-breaking and thought provoking. This is not a light story with a happy ending, but it is realistic and, thankfully, the reader is left with some hope for Patty’s future.
The most ironic book ever, an American Jewish falling in love with a German Nazi.
I found this book a little intense--I would not recommend it for children under fourteen, even though the heroine is twelve. I also think it is unrealistic that a 12 year old would fall in love with a 20-something guy, German or not. Patty's parents, especially her father, are unkind and violent; apparently, her father beats her on a regular basis. I don't think it's necessary to put that kind of fractured home situation into a children's book.
The ending was also depressing. No happy endings here! There is a suggestion at the end that things might work out for Patty in the long run, but it left me with a lot of unanswered questions.
Altogether, not a favorite.
jodiechen thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over
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