Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

A Review by Sayaan

The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a dynamic, suspenseful story about Helmuth Hubner, a brave kid who tried to tell the truth. Helmuth lived in Germany while Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer, was in power. This book is histroical fiction based on a real person. During World War II, Hitler lied about how Germany was winning the war. Helmuth's brother Gerhard bought a radio on the black market. Helmuth listened to the English news when it was verboten. Helmuth and his friends put flyers about the truth everywhere in the town. Then Helmuth gets caught for putting the flyers everywhere. He goes in jail for more than a year.

I would rate this book a billion out of 10 (one being the worst and ten being best). It is a very exciting book because it is super suspenseful and you don't know what is going to happen to Helmuth and his friends. My favorite part was when Helmuth puts the flyers around the town. Something that surprised me was that Helmuth was a real person. I would recommend this book to everyone because it is a fantastic book with a surprising ending.

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