Thursday, April 4, 2013

STUDENT REVIEW- The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Boy Who Dared
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Published by Scholastic, Inc., 2008
192 pages (paperback)

Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times , to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself. (from

This is a very fantastic book. I would read this book at least 3 times before I get sick of it. I like how Helmuth sticks up to the Nazis and the Gestapo. [I would improve] how they treated brother Worbs. It was very harsh what they did. Yes, [I would recommend this book]. It shows you about World War 2 and what happened.
--Alejandro C.

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