She accepts it with joy in her heart. After I read it I was wishing that I had a group of people to discuss it with. Anton tries to rescue Patty from her abusive father and nobody else has done that for her. Patty befriends on soldier, Anto I wonder if Bette Greene knew, when Summer was published in 1973, that it would still be relevant in 2010? These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. When her popular boyfriend starts a hate campaign against a young, gay couple, she must choose between him and her strong ethical beliefs.
There is a definite and immediate connection between Patty and Anton. He hits her, believing that the old man from her new story put his hands on her. Another theme is that of self-esteem, especially in the face of abuse or personal difficulty. The rest you will have to find out in the book. If only that seal could think, he'd know he was making a thousand children laugh.
Isolated from other children by religion, she is also isolated from her family. It's hard to know what I would have thought when I was younger. She can't relate to the other girls her age. Overall, I thought it was a great little story. Once Anton has left Patty misses him deeply and imagines meeting him again someday. He told a guard with financial problems that the pin was worth five thousand dollars. Most of what he has to teach her is valuable: you are a person of value, he tells her.
It is about doomed lo I wonder if I can ever do this story justice. Before he leaves, he asks for a fake diamond pin. They also show her a telegram stating Anton was shot and killed while resisting arrest. Is this a sad book? He buys some items from her but there was something that felt special to Patty. Freddy is slow and naive, and does not understand Patty's reluctance to be friends with him, which she feels unable to explain truthfully. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I geuss when it comes to the younger crowd, this might be hard to I read a short article on this and it seems that the ending is a little shocking.
Trying to provide a life raft in a sea of self-hatred. Summer of My German Soldier is a story of three different people, as different as possible in that time and that place, sharing a tiny spot in time during which their beliefs, their values, their hopes, and their dreams are called into question. One of my favorite childhood books. 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. Charlene also is the one who brings Patty news of her trial. Anton is described through direct charaterization because he gets described by the author. Can't quite remember why this stood out for me; I am just grateful it did.
She is the only individual who knows that Patty is hiding Anton in their garage, and keeps the secret well. Some might be tempted to reduce Summer to a modern day Romeo and Juliette story minus the romance, violence and suicides. One column is for 'character names', one is for 'characteristics', and the other is for 'relationships'. She talks of loving Anton because of his kindness towards her, because there's such a lack of it already in Patty's life. This short young adult novel is packed with philosophical lessons on human nature that make it very difficult for me to describe, but suffice it to say that it is an amazing little book. After getting to know him she ends up harboring him from his captors, and, in the way of many adolescents, falls in love with him. It is Ruth who gives her the nuturing she craves and needs, and she substitutes Ruth for her parents with such intensity that she prays the prayers Ruth teaches her rather than the ones she learned at synagogue.
He proves his devotion when he sees her father beating her, and momentarily runs out of hiding to attempt to stop it. Get on Out of Here, Philip Hall, 1981 Beth Lambert seems to have everything going for her. This isn't on many summer reading lists any more which is a tragedy. Ask your students what they already know about the Second World War and particularly about how it affected people's lives in the United States. She has Patty and Anton eat.
After a serious discussion, however, Ruth and Anton agree he should move on in order to avoid putting Patty and her family in danger. I did not care for it, and I wonder why it is so frequently taught in middle schools. He catches himself in time to prevent being seen by all but Ruth, the maid, who has compassion for him and aids Patty in helping him. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. It involves Patty's love for her s We never read Summer of My German Soldier in class honestly, what did we read? Patty is such a wonderful character — intelligent, thoughtful, compassionate, and courageous.
Start a chart that includes three columns. Her career has revolutionized the livestock industry - each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she designed. He wishes to be called Anton. As she gets to know Anton and forms an attachment to him, her self-esteem grows and she learns that she has value as a person. This was most likely to portray a more official, business-like image. Family Conflict One of the biggest themes in Summer of My German Soldier has to do with conflict within a family.