A Study Guide for Bette Green's "Summer of My German Soldier," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
In Bette Greene’s award–winning 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 town’s 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 safe—but 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 author’s personal collection.
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In the sequel to Summer of My German Soldier, Patty Bergen sets out to find Anton’s mother—and the love she lost It has been six years since Patty Bergen hid German war prisoner Anton Reiker in the room above her family’s garage. Six years since Anton was hunted down and killed before Patty’s eyes. Six years since she was branded a “Jew Nazi-lover,” kicked out of school, and sent to a reformatory. No one in the small town of Jenkinsville has forgotten what she did, and Patty’s graduation from high school is bittersweet. As lonesome as ever, Patty decides to use the money her parents set aside for college tuition to travel to Europe in search of Anton’s mother. But while Patty searches for the last connection to her lost love, she might find even more than she was looking for. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bette Greene including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.