The Auslander [Paul Dowswell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When Peter’s parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw. When Peter’s parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw. Then German soldiers take him away to be measured and assessed. They decide that . Auslander by Paul Dowswell. This novel tells the fictional story of a young boy, Piotr Bruck, who is taken by the Nazis to Berlin to become a.

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But I found the historical facts so fascinating – and at times downright chilling, like the school curriculum, the “Christmas” decorations, and of course the termination of so-called “undesirables” of society – that I didn’t mind the slow plot at all. But Peter is not doswell the specimen they think.

What is it like living in a country whose government tells you one story, but you live and see another in the streets? I have no words to describe this book!!! Yet, Peter fails to find funny the jokes about “Lazy Pollacks” or “Dirty Jews” that are made by the people he is so grateful to for finding him to be “special”.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He feels a trifle uncomfortable at Hitler Youth meetings and he does rather wonder if the war is going as well as everybody says. Dit boek is enorm meeslepend en op het eind heb ik niet geslapen ; EN: The story is interesting because it provides an alternate perspective to the war from that which is usually told that is from our perspective. So he takes a risk-the most dangerous one he could possibly choose in Berlin.

Technically there was nothing wrong with it but I had a hard time getting used to it. When he becomes romantically involved with Anna, whose family works for the resistance, Peter soon is helping Jews go into hiding. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The story features Peter, a lovely Aryan boy, who looks like he could be the poster child for the Hitler Youth.


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I also liked how, at first, Peter seems flattered though a little overwhelmed by his position, but then when he sees what the Nazis are really capable of, he decides he doesn’t want to be part of that anymore. As I mentioned above it is quite the opposite, but of late I feel that it has become an easy out for an author who wishes to write a juvenile Historical Fiction novel.

I also really enjoyed the occasional bits of German throughout the novel. Just send auslajder an email and we’ll put the best up on the site.

Peter, out protagonist, was flat most of the time.

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Jul 20, Robert Ellington rated it it was amazing. Piotr is renamed Peter and tries to adapt, but is still treated as an Auslander: It’s thoughtful and auslabder – the perfect combination. Well, naturally Peter does have a change of heart as he learns more and more about Nazi brutality and the blatantly untrue things they teach about races. Granted large parts of it would auslandsr be unacceptable to younger ones, but the extreme course language in certain parts, the detailed explanation that one of t I really loved this one!

This was a really good book, and I’m only rating it four because it’s not one of my favorite books I have read, though I’m not marking it down for anything but personal preference. auuslander

The historical detail, plot, characters, and background are all done exceedingly well! But anyone can betray them to the Nazis at any time – even close friends and relatives.

She repeats the ideals of Nazi Germany so fluidly it is as if her life depends on it The Nazis decide he is racially valuable. I enjoyed the book greatly. The reality and exiting manor of this aualander is sure to engage all readers. This website uses cookies to improve user experience.

She is just such a nice character, I guess she makes it appeal auslandder to girl AND boys too. As with all German boys his age, Peter joins the Hitler Youth, attends school and excels at athletics, and does everything a perfect German boy ought. Life under occupation hadn’t been too bad for Peter’s family; classified as Germanic rather than Slav, their lives had continued relatively normally.


It also talks about what they would do to ddowswell mentally ill people, which is rather hard to swallow. Excellently written, compelling and as enlightening about the Nazi regime as Anne Frank. Peter is taken in by a “good and loving family” because he looks to be the perfect picture of Hitler youth.

As soon as the story started, I was enticed by Paul Doswell’s quick and exciting hook right of the bat. At first, Peter is grateful for his improved life dowsswell better food, better clothes, better education.

Occasionally, the chapters switch perspectives between characters, but not very often. A little more suspense was needed in this area for a more exasperating Climax. It auslaander easy to read. To call the characters cardboard is harsh and untrue, but to say that I became attached to them is also a falsehood.

Return to Book Page. I felt like I was submerged in the setting and was experiencing emotions along with the main character, and got a very good idea of the tensions and dangers faced by Germans that did not wholeheartedly support the Nazi regime.

Third person, past tense. Auslander brings us right to the doorstep of the Hitler Youth agenda and the people within.

But he soon sees how totally the Nazi government controls not only the foreigners auslanders and Jews, but als YA historical novel set in Nazi Germany. The supporting characters were also very dull.

With his blond hair, blue eyes, and acceptably proportioned head, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler-Jugend poster. That is until his parents are accidently killed in a car accident.

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