Pearl is a great negotiator when it comes to her sales. Patty was played by and Anton was played by. I am so very glad that I did just that. They weren't brought to shame about their behavior, but were instead - as always - put out with their daughter that she had not had more consideration for them. Mostly dull dialogue between the two characters.
My favorite character was Ruth. In a tender love affair with a Frenchman, she begins to overcome the abuse that ruined her childhood - and to understand her conflicting feelings of joy and anger. In fact, I probably wouldn't have been able to give this book quite as high of a rating if it had simply ended where it did. He and Patty have a nice conversation. It's not what I was anticipating, but despite her youth, it is a love story, of a sort, or of several sorts. I made sure I did not lose this book when we moved. Family Conflict One of the biggest themes in Summer of My German Soldier has to do with conflict within a family.
Have you ever wondered why kids don't like reading? As it is I was surprised by it, and loved it. The writing itself is so good I couldn't put it down. I liked this book because it made me think. In this classic story, set during the Second World War, an intelligent young Jewish girl named Patty Bergen lives with her family in Jenkinsville, Arkansas. She spends her energy searching not for pretty dresses, but for someone who understands her. Her parents show her no love. And that there is more nobility in building a chicken coop than in destroying a cathedral.
I felt as if Patty Bergen and I shared one set of feelings, one heart, one mind, one soul. These two people who should logically be the worst of enemies, are able to connect and to treasure each other in ways that no one else can during that particular time in their respective lives. After I read it I was wishing that I had a group of people to discuss it with. This review is over with and this book is now gone from my memory. It was only a neighbor with a question. Summer of My German Soldier Summary In this classic story, set during the Second World War, an intelligent young Jewish girl named Patty Bergen lives with her family in Jenkinsville, Arkansas. Even at the end she is still feeling misunderstood and alone, yet also strong enough to possibly make it on her own one day.
I believe age as well as other factors should be considered when recommending or requiring this book for a particular reader. She tends to have a love of gossip. She had a big problem now because Patty had taken in the escaped prisoner and cared for him and they became great friends. Oh this book was awesome! Anton relates to Patty in ways that her family never can. It's not what I was anticipating, but despite her youth, it is a love story, of a sort, or of several sorts.
Sadly, I could do none of these things. Have each student create a painting or oil pastel image that depicts a scene from the novel that they found especially meaningful. Instead they can just sit back and relax. Fact 3 I need a drink. They should use textual evidence to justify their design choices and they can write captions explaining why they chose the scene they did. And by nothing, I mean I wasted a good ten or so minutes of my life scrolling it away on Tumblr.
I wanted to help Anton find his way back home. From the book jacket: From the minutes before the train pulled in to the station, Patty Bergen knew something exciting was going to happen. And reading it so many years later, I can approach this book from a much different perspective. As the others are making their purchases, Patty waits on him. Overall, I thought it was a great little story. They should describe each of the main characters and give an overview of plot and theme.
She hopes that telling her father about the prisoners' arrival will get his attention and please him but although he is interested he is still as disdainful of her as ever. Most of what he has to teach her is valuable: you are a person of value, he tells her. The only person whom Patty finds a kindred spirit is Ruth, the family's black, middle-aged housekeeper. Charlene also is the one who brings Patty news of her trial. Reiker does not escape because he wants to meet up with saboteurs we hope , but because the confinement was pressing upon him, and he needed freedom. Charlene inspires Patty to want to become a journalist and gives her hope for the future.
Mostly dull dialogue between the two characters. I wanted to slap the crap out of Patty's parents. But their circumstances soon grow desperate. Patty is such a wonderful character — intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, and courageous. Paint a Scene Many of the scenes in Summer of My German Soldier are visually descriptive and really allow students to picture what is happening and the emotions behind it. But to Patty, a young Jewish girl with a turbulent home life, one boy in particular becomes a friend. I was surprised that there isn't really much romance at all here.
Patty knows what she is risking to help him, but in his company she feels important, special, and respected as she has never been. Only one, Frederick Anton Reiker, speaks English. Now it is up to Beth to show Philip what she's made of in style, of course. During one battle of the war is he forced under a tank during a large scale battle with the Russians. When schoolteacher Justin Morgan asked Joel to gentle the colt, Joel was thrilled. I scoured the library for the sequel which I may look for again because I only remember it being beyond my understanding at the time. You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section.