The summer that Patty Bergen turns twelve is a summer that will haunt her forever. When her small hometown in Arkansas becomes the site of a camp housing German prisoners during World War II, Patty learns what it means to open her heart. Even though she’s Jewish, she begins to see a prison escapee, Anton, not as a Nazi, but as a lonely, frightened young man. As their gentle friendship blossoms, Patty experiences a kind of love she never felt from her abusive father or her distant mother. Soon Patty must weigh the cost of harboring a Nazi prisoner—the possibility of losing family, friends, and even her freedom—against the beauty of this dangerous but unforgettable friendship. Based on the author’s own painful experiences growing up in Arkansas during World War II, this poignant novel is an ALA Notable Book, a National Book Award finalist, one of the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year, and the winner of the Golden Kite Award.
Best book ever
I love this book it is so sweet and meaning full and a bunch of other things the first time I read it was in sixth grade with my class and we all loved it . I am from Arkansas as well. I am in process of reading the second book and so far I love it . Every time I read or listen to this book I cry but I still love this book and I will always. The author of this book is amazing and so is the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The book isn't good!! At all!!! The only reason I'm reading it is for school! And I couldn't even stand to read it so I bought this so I could listen to it and now that I bought the lady's voice is annoying!!