Soldier Boys

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 162 pages
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Spencer Morgan And Dieter Hedrick, one American, one German, are both young and eager to get into action in the war. Dieter, a shining member of the Hitler Youth movement, has actually met the Führer himself and was praised for his hard work. Now he is determined to make it to the front lines, to push back the enemy and defend the honor of the Fatherland.

Spencer, just sixteen, must convince his father to sign his induction papers. He is bent on becoming a paratrooper -- the toughest soldiers in the world. He will prove to his family and hometown friends that he is more than the little guy with crooked teeth. He¹ll prove to his father that he can amount to something and keep his promises. Everyone will look at him differently when he returns home in his uniform, trousers tucked into his boots in the paratrooper style.

Both boys get their wishes when they are tossed into intense conflict during the Battle of the Bulge. And both soon learn that war is about a lot more than proving oneself and one¹s bravery. Dean Hughes offers young readers a wrenching look at parallel lives and how innocence must eventually be shed.


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I recently read this book and I really enjoyed it. It's an easy read but also keeps you entertained. It's a great story about two young soldiers fighting during WWII. One of the soldiers is an ... Read full review

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This book was set in World War 2. The main characters of the book were Dieter Hedrick from Germany and Spencer Morgan from America. Dieter was a leader of a Nazi youth group. When he was 15 he decided ... Read full review

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Dean Hughes is the author of more than eighty books for young readers and adults, including the popular sports series Angel Park All-Stars, the Scrappers series, the Nutty series, and the widely acclaimed companion novels Family Pose and Team Picture. Dr. Hughes is a professor of English at Brigham Young University. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three children -- two that are married -- and five grandchildren. They live in Midway, Utah.

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