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Bette Greene

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Bette Greene’s award-winning classic novels will be celebrating 40 years in print!

As an award-winning author, screenwriter and news reporter, Bette Greene is read worldwide in over 16 languages. Bette continues her legacy of writing and speaking for the victimized. Within the heartbeat of her storytelling and the realism of her prose lies Bette’s demand that her readers feel what she feels and sees what she sees, taking us beyond our differences.

As the 20th century’s youngest professional news reporter, Bette published her first news story at age eight. Bette Greene’s first book, “Summer of My German Soldier”, won the first “Golden Kite” award. This same novel outsold Prince Charles’ book in his own country.

Bette Greene holds the honor of
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My soon-to-be-published-book Bette Greene’s Verbal Karate for Girls tackles bullying by offering advice and tactics to combat abuse.

Now I am seeking your advice. How have you personally coped with bullying? Did you ignore it or fight back? Did you find success?

Please offer your advice, and you will be acknowledged in the thank-you page of Bette Greene’s Verbal Karate for Girls in return! Also c... Read more of this blog post »
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" Wendy wrote: "As I have been an Adult for a long time, I do not read much Young Adult or Children's. However, your Summer of My German Soldier touched ...more "
" For every dozen or more people that love this book, there's 1 person who hates it. Nobody is ever neutral. "
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This book is still a beautiful ache in my heart long after I finished it. I don't know why it never came up in lists of recommended modern classics. It is not a feel good romance, but a beautiful story of courage, friendship and love, and of a yo..." Read more of this review »
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"We never read Summer of My German Soldier in class (honestly, what did we read?), nor have I seen the movie, so this Open Road edition from Netgalley was brand new to me. I hadn't realized the main character and narrator of the story, Patty, was s..." Read more of this review »
" Did "Summer of My German Soldier" make you feel what the author feels? If it did, then I am happy.

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" For 43 years, two of my books "Summer of My German Soldier" and "The Drowning of Stephan Jones" have been on the American Library Association's list o ...more "
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“Even if you forget everything else I want you to always remember that you are a person of value, and you have a friend who loved you enough to give you his most valued possession.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

“Like the Bible tells us, when a man will lay down his life for a friend, well, then there ain't no greater love in this here world than that.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

“And marking off time struck me as something like counting empty spaces—spaces you know can't ever be filled.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

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“Even if you forget everything else I want you to always remember that you are a person of value, and you have a friend who loved you enough to give you his most valued possession.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

“Like the Bible tells us, when a man will lay down his life for a friend, well, then there ain't no greater love in this here world than that.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

“A person's got to think, otherwise that person's no better than a trained seal balancing a ball on his nose. If only that seal could think, he'd know he was making a thousand children laugh.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier

“It was like that. Sometimes I'd go for a period—days or weeks—without feeling the full sweep of my loss, and then as unexpected as a thunderclap, the realization would rip the protective coating from my senses. Maybe that's the way it is with trick knees and aging griefs. Totally pain free one moment and absorbingly painful the next.”
Bette Greene, Morning Is a Long Time Coming

“And marking off time struck me as something like counting empty spaces—spaces you know can't ever be filled.”
Bette Greene, Summer of My German Soldier




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Pamela Hey Bette...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Natalie Thanks for the add!


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