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by Bjarne Reuter,Anthea Bell

German soldiers have invaded St. Petri—but Lars and his friends are fighting back.Lars is finally a member of the St. Petri group. Sworn to oppose the German occupation of Denmark, the boys steal German license plates, deface Nazi posters, and deflate German tires. But when Lars discovers a stolen German Luger, the gun changes everything. It brings them Otto, a young brickyard worker, whose ruthlessness and daring urge the group into heightened risks. Freedom is all that matters, and suddenly it is worth everything—even their lives."Characters and setting are vivid, and the tension is heart-stopping."—The Horn BookWinner of the Mildred L. Batchelder AwardAn ALA Notable Book
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ISBN: 0140379940
ISBN13: 978-0140379945
Category: Teen
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Bjarne Reuter,Anthea Bell
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin Books (March 1, 1996)
ePUB size: 1705 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Inspired by the true actions of the Churchill Club, a group of Danish boys who were active early in resisting the occupation of Denmark by Nazi Germany, this book tells the story of a similar group of teens who want to stand up to the German occupiers. Initially, their activities are largely limited to acts of vandalism, stealing license plates, defacing propaganda posters, and such. However, after acquiring a weapon, they must decide how far they are willing to go to fight the Germans and what means they are willing to use. They must confront the possible ramifications of such escalation, both to themselves and their families, but also to the community at large. Each of the boys must decide how much they are willing to risk for freedom.

The story is told from the point of view of Lars, the younger brother of the group’s leader. As one of the younger members of the group, he struggles to prove that he is both capable and loyal enough to participate. The narrator’s voice rings true with both his belief in their cause and his fear of the consequences they face. His story is one of a boy forced by circumstances to accept responsibility beyond his age, growing up too fast.

Aimed at a young adult audience, this book places the reader firmly in the world of World War II, in a Europe occupied and dominated by Nazi Germany, and asks the reader to contemplate the sacrifices required to oppose such a regime. Overall, a great introduction to the struggles faced by many young men and women in the nations occupied by Germany during the war.
When the Germans Invaded Denmark in World War II, there were small groups that resisted them. The boy from St. Petri was one of them. These boys start off by stealing license plates, flags, and signs. The Boys then add a new member to the group, Otto Hvidemann, a boy that works at the brickyard. Otto brings a German Luger with him and suddenly the find them selves going way up from stealing license plates, signs, and flags. They find that most of the trouble is because of the actions of Otto Hivdemann, but they keep him in any way because he is very resourceful. Then they find themselves way in over their head and they can't get out.
'The Boys From St.Petri' is a realistic story about a group of teenage boys that play pranks on the Germans. There are a few conflicts in this book and one of them is boy vs. boy. Two of the boys get in a fight and one a them decides to leave the group. This affects the group because the boy who left was fairly important to the book. Thankfully, the boy shows up later in the book. Another one is group vs. group. This is because the group of boys have a debate to either let the new kid into the group or not. This story is both dramatic and exciting. Towards the end, the boys get into a big dilemma with the Germans and one of the group-member gets shot in the leg. This book is almost at all times exciting and enjoyable to read. Some of the characters show their true selves throughout the story. Most of the time it happened at dramatic scenes. For example. When one of the boys gets shot in the leg, you can notice how the other boys would do anything to help keep that boy alive for at least as long as they possibly could. I would recommend this book to anyone likes action from the start. The story is very fast to start up with the main idea. I would not recommend this book to anyone who does not like drama or action. There is usually a problem accruing or about to accur. Over all, I liked this book a lot and if I were you, I would read it.