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A Good American by Alex George
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Feb 01, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, 2012, adult-lit
Read from March 12 to 17, 2012

I loved this book! It was really good, and it was well-written. I loved the story, and George- who is an immigrant himself- does a great job of showing what it was like for Frederick and Jette as they moved to the U.S. from Germany.

I loved that you see several generations over the course of the novel, and how much things change over several generations. But as much as things changed, they also don't change very much.

I just got so invested in the characters, and I couldn't wait to see what happened to them. And there's a plot twist that came out of nowhere! Well, not really out of nowhere, because looking back, there were clues...I just didn't think anything of them.

I am so glad I read this book- I laughed, I almost cried, and my heart was broken. It gets a 5 out of 5.

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