January 5, 2011

Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes

Posted in book review tagged , , at 3:42 pm by blueblazeslib

Soldier boys is a book about WWII and the struggle of both sides, The Americans from Spencer’s point of view, and the Germans from Dieters point of view. Spencer is a 16 year old boy who doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life so he decides to drop out of school and go become a paratrooper. Dieter is a 15 year old German who has been in the Hitler youth sense he was a child He was just promoted and is drafted into the military and can’t wait to see battle. There worst fear would be that the war would end too soon.

I would recommend this book to anyone who like adventure and war. This book shows the struggles and obstacles two teenagers whose views are very different but also the same. They both want to return to there friends and family a hero. But one of them will not be returning.

Josh A., Class of 2014

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  1. Here’s another opinion from Josiah:
    The book Soldier Boys is different then most books. Its about World War Two, but, instead of it being told by a single person its told by two teenage boys. The first, Spencer Morgan, is an American boy who feels as if there isn’t a place for him in life. His father wants him to become a man of god and preach but he doesn’t have much interest in that. After arguing with his parents for quite some time, his father signs the needed paperwork and Spencer is sent off to train with the paratroopers. The second boy, Dieter, is a German teenager who has been training in Hitler Youth since he was just a boy. He feels that if you don’t fight for your country that your a traitor. After a meeting with Hitler himself, Dieter goes off to war. Both of the boys fear that the war is going to end too soon. Throughout the book the struggles of both sides are shown and Eventually, the boys meet.

    This is a great book and I would recommend it to everybody. People who like to read about war and such are most likely going to enjoy this the most, but, its an easy read and keeps your attention so you wont have to worry about trailing off in thought.


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