Uncertain Soldier

Uncertain Soldier

Book - 2015
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Seventeen-year-old Erich is a prisoner of war working at a northern Alberta logging camp. Twelve-year-old Max goes to school--reluctantly--in the nearby town. The two would be unlikely friends, except that neither has anyone else to turn to. At the height of World War II, nobody wants to befriend a German.It doesn't matter that Erich was forced into the military by his father, or that Max was proudly born in Canada. They are both easy targets for the locals' grief and anger against the Nazis. The other prisoners are no more welcoming, distrustful of Erich's perfect English and his dislike for Nazism. Still, when a series of accidents shake the logging camp, they pressure Erich to question the Canadians and find the saboteur--even if his questions get him into trouble. Caught between angry prisoners and suspicious captors, Erich is afraid to take any action at all. It is only when Max's schoolyard tormentors cross a dangerous line that Erich realizes that his real loyalties lie not with a regime or a country, but with his friend.
Publisher: Pajama Press Inc., 2015
ISBN: 9781927485729
192748572X
Characteristics: 287 p.

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samdog123 Jan 04, 2016

Another excellent title from award winning author, Karen Bass. Erich, a 17 year old German prisoner of war, works his internment at a logging camp in western Canada. But many prejudices exist towards those from Germany or of German background. Many issues from the past are reflected in today's world. A great read, if a little long.

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lucasrocks
Jul 17, 2015

This book is AWESOME!

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