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The Boys from St. Petri

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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  208 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In 1942, a group of young men begin a series of increasingly dangerous protests against the German invaders of their Danish homeland.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Puffin Books (first published 1992)
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Emily
May 07, 2008 Emily rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Age 12 and up...or mature younger readers
Summary (CIP): In 1942, a group of young men begin a seies of increasingly dangerous protests against the German invaders of their Danish homeland.

Review:
When thinking about war sometimes the details are hard to imagine. This book gives the reader insight into living in occupied Denmark during WWII, and how it affected the daily lives of its inhabitants especially a group of frustrated young men. This group is determined to do something, but exactly what becomes a subject of debate. Their divers
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Max A
The Boys from St. Petri, by Bjarne Reuter,
Puffin, Copyright date: 1991, 215 pgs, $14.99,
ISBN: 0-525-45121-8,
Young Adult recommended for ages 12-14,
Four out of five stars (five being the highest).
By Max Albert


The Boys from St. Petri is a stunning story of a hard-as-nails group of young men and their efforts to protest against the Germans who invaded their homeland. The author did a magnificent job of telling the journey of these brave young fighters, leaving you with suspense at the turn of e
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Faisal
This book wasn’t intense at all at the beginning. That i reached a point in the book were i thought of abandoning the book. But then the main character joined a group in a town in Denmark named St. Petri. The group’s goal was to make the Germans that were occupying their country to leave and never come back. First the group did simple things like stealing number plates and German soldier’s helmet. But then they took it to a higher level by increasing the action. For example, they started to stea ...more
Rose
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John
The book jumped around between reality and Lar's daydreams without really giving you a clear transition, so you aren't always sure what's going on without rereading super carefully.

Lar's even drifts off into daydreams during their little "operations". Moron. Most of his daydreams involve his brother Gunnar and his "beautiful angel wings". Almost made me puke.

Halfway through the book, they also decide to just randomly throw in another character. I think his name was Alex, or something. But he sud
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Julian
This was a school assignment.
Kristy
This Batchelder winner was an interesting take on the Resistance movement in Denmark in WWII. Two brothers are part of a gang of teen boys that initially play pranks on the occupying Germans. When a unpredictable loner, Otto joins the group, they step up their efforts. Romance, school and church are the backdrops that fall away as their mission becomes more important and all encompassing.
Nadera
A very wonderful, action packed book with a hint at romance. The ending killed me, I almost cried. Definitely recommend this.
Daniel Barfield
Nov 24, 2008 Daniel Barfield rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: i would reccomend his book
This exciting book starts in the streets of Denmark during the World War 2, when Denmark is unde the control of the Germans. The book is very good and i loves it.
Josefine Amalie Petersen
My english is not good enough to describe my love for this book. This is definitely my new favorite book. The ending is so beautiful!
Mary
I just couldn't get into this book - it was too slow-paced. I got about halfway through before moving on to something else.
louisa
Nov 22, 2009 louisa added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Batchelder winner from Denmark. An interesting contrast to American works like Frankie Landau-Banks.
Lind0463
synes den er lidt tung at komme igang med - men det betaler sig at holde ud
Jason
If you like WWII you will like this book
Steffen Zeiner
In your face, Scavenius..
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Bjarne Reuter, born 1950 in Brønshøj, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark and the setting of many of his books.
His first book was published in 1975, the same year he graduated from teacher’s college.
In 1980, Bjarne Reuter left teaching to devote full time to writing.
He is the author of some 60 books for children and young adults (see complete bibliography).
He has written several novels for adults as w
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