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Hitler's Angel

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,214 ratings  ·  234 reviews
Otto and Leni have escaped to England from Nazi Germany. They thought they were safe, but now the British want them to go back. Dropped behind enemy lines, they embark on a secret operation codenamed Wolfsangel. Their mission is to find and kidnap a girl who could bring down Hitler And so begins their bravest journey yet.
Paperback, 318 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by Chicken House (first published May 2012)
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Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
More of a 3.5. :)

"An incredible adventure and great page turner!" - Bear Grylls.

Bear Grylls.

He knows how to survive in a desert using only a camel!

One day I hope Bear Grylls blurbs one of my books.

Bear Grylls.
Ethan H
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an easier read for those who stay away from more advanced books. This story is about 2 teenagers who chosen by the English government to act as spies and capture a mystery girl in Nazi controlled territory. Their journey gets them in all sorts of trouble and leaves them with more questions answers. Could this mystery girl really be who they think?
Ms. Yingling
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two German teenage refugees are recruited by the British secret service to travel back to Germany to retrieve a young girl. "Otto" is glad to get away from the British boarding school where he has been put by a friend of his father's, after his entire family is taken from his home in Munich because of his father's communist background. "Leni" has been working on a bloodmobile after her mother and sisters have come to London, and is up for the adventure, but mostly wants to avenge the suspected d ...more
it was okay but the ending wasn't that good.
Alex  Baugh
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-war-2
Hitler's Angel is the story of two refugees who have managed to get to England and safety. The girl, about 14, had come with her family, Jews from Vienna, able to escape Hitler's clutches when the Nazis entered Austria in 1938. The boy, 15, escaped by getting a ride on one of the small ships carrying out the rescue mission at Dunkirk in 1940

Now it is 1941 and they have been asked by Admiral MacPherson of the *London Controlling Section, with Prime Minister Churchill's approval, if they would be
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: carnegie-2013
The problem with this book, I think, is that it's aimed at a younger audience (and an audience without an English degree - the writing made me cringe) and that's fine, but for me it was very clunky and clichéd to read and just didn't flow. I hate that word but it really didn't. I'm pretty sure I would've disliked it when I was ten as well. The entire plot was unrealistic and rushed and large parts of it felt like a list of names and places, as if Osborne was focusing more on the facts of WWII th ...more
Nikhil Reddy
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: read this book.
William OsborneHitler's Secret
Hitler's Secret is a really good book because of its adventure and suspense. This book is about a boy and girl named Otto and Leni who are refugees which are traveling as spies for Britain to Germany to get a 9/10 year old girl who is thought by the British to be the end of the war. The book has a lot of adventure so on a scale of 1 to 5, I would give this book a 5.
Evelyn Kuzminski
I LOVE this book. I read it over and over and over again. It has very likable characters, whom you know only by one of their names, as do they. Leni, Otto, and Angelika are a great team, and I wish the book were longer. It is a dangerous, edge-of-your-seat book that leads you through every step of their mission.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was a very interesting book, I'm not much of a fan for books like this but this one hooked me right away:) so I do recommend this book to any readers interested in history books with a twist of sweet action and non action for sure:!
I try to read as many books as I can that is set during the 1940's. It is one of my favorite time periods. When I saw Hitler's Secret on netgalley, I knew I had to read it. It is definitely a read that many middle graders would enjoy!

Both Otto and Leni escaped a Nazi Germany. While in Great Britain, they are both asked to go back so they can be spies. Their job is to find the one thing that can help the Allies win the war. I wasn't a fan of Otto. I never felt a connection to him, and I didn't li
Heather Atkinson
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The adventure and history filled book Hitler's Secret by William Osborne takes place in Europe during WWII. The young adults Otto and Leni thought they were safe. They barely escaped from war-torn Europe and are living as refugees in England. Then the King had recruited them. Great Britain wants them to go back, as spies. They then embark on a top-secret operation. Code name: Wolfs angel. Their mission was to capture the one person who can defeat the ultimate evil of Nazism. Der Fuhrer has destr ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it liked it
While the reasoning behind Bear Grylls' endorsement on the cover still plagues my mind, Hitler's Angel actually proved itself to be quite an enjoyable book.

Anyone who plans to read this novel should be forewarned: its target audience is children.

I didn't pay too much attention to this fact and tried to take the story as it was: a fast-paced adventure based loosely off of World War Two.

The subject matter itself has caused, I would assume, a great deal of contention amongst historians and people
ACS Book-finder
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent book. Typically I am not a fan of WWII fiction, but “Hitler’s Secret” is well written with very real characters and a plot that is never dull or slow. Although Otto and Leni are fictional characters, the author has chosen to incorporate into the story actual individuals who were very prominent during WWII such as Winston Churchhill, prime minister of Great Britain; Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy in the Nazi Party; Reinhard Heydrich, Lieutenant General of the SS and regarded a ...more
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hitler's Secret (also known as Hitler's Angel) was a pretty exciting book. It was very easy read.

Admiral MacPherson of the Royal Navy recruits Otto and Leni from their new homes in England. Leni is from Austria and Otto is from Germany. They are trained for only a little bit of time before being dropped off in Bavaria, Germany to set out on a top-secret mission, code named: Wolfsangel. Their mission is to capture the one person who can defeat Germany and stop this war. But can they do it with ba
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hitler's Secret (American name for a British book) was a fun read. The kids were likeable and the action kept it going. I didn't think it was badly written as some reviewers have suggested. I could imagine it as an action movie and not as a literary masterpiece or an adult historical novel. I think it would appeal to a boy or a girl because of the fast paced action.

Things didn't always make sense but so what? The excitement and adventure of it all kept me reading. The worse part was the ending-
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this for a school book project. I had around a month or so to read it, but I only read one book at a time and I was already in the middle of a series. In the end I knew I could just read a few pages in the middle, beginning, and end and write a report; but I genuinely wanted to read the book. I read it one weekend literally non-stop reading and I loved it. I loved every part of it. It went too fast because it had to. I will never be able to reread this book without knowing the endi ...more
Kyle Cochran
The novel "Hitler's Secret" by William Osborne is about to young spies named Leni and Otto who are on a mission to return a girl named Angelika to England. Once Leni and Otto are dropped behind enemy lines, they have to pretend they are siblings and stay out of sights from enemy soldiers. They face many challenges including sailing, fights, and stealing to accomplish the mission. But will mission Wolfsangel even help war afforts from England.

I enjoyed this book because it was action packed and t
Alexis Juliano
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book because it gave information on World War II in an interesting way. Instead of just listing some facts, this book gave it a story plot. It was about two British spies who were sent undercover in Germany to retrieve a little girl and bring her back to the British Government to help the war effort for the British. The story tells about their mission, adventure and the many challenges they faced, but I learned some things about the war throughout the course of the story. Some thing ...more
Ruben Ramirez
This book was ok. It wasn't what I expected it to be. Two spies trying to hunt down Hitler. The most I got from this book. It was good in terms of explaining every detail these two spies went through. The suspense was great. Left me waiting to read the next chapter. But the overall rating i'd give this book is 3 stars. I really liked it. But it could improve in some areas. I knew this was based on Germany. So i'm going to say to add how to say some of the German words in the back of the book nex ...more
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been on a really big journey with your best friend and then all of a sudden when you're on that journey something really exciting happens? In the book 'Hitlers Secret' two teens named Lenni and Otto are sent on a really big journey to try and figure out Hitlers secret. I think the book "Hitlers Secret' was amazing, it was one of my most favorite books to read! It was one of my favorite books to read because it has just the right amount of action, romance, mystery,and it keeps you ...more
Tyler Lesly
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hitler’s secret written by William Osborne is about a boy named Otto and a girl named Leni who have escaped from Europe and they barely made it out alive. Now Great Britain wants them to go back. As spies! They will be dropped behind the enemy lines after lots of training. Will the make it out alive? I recommend this book I think its a great book and if you like books with a lot of action you might too.
Rebecca McNutt
Much more exciting and suspenseful than I thought it'd be! I was expecting a juvenile and inaccurate book with limited vocabulary and bad sentence structure. Instead I found a compelling and intriguing novel with great character development, a slightly inaccurate but for the most part fact-based plot, loads of detail and vivid descriptions. Osbourne creates an intense, chilling atmosphere of WWII and Nazi Germany.
Vidal Ovando
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Has some spoilers!!! I give it five stars.What an amazing book!I think it's good that the author added some history to the story.Love how the book is about two teenagers become spies and try to get a child named Angelika.They think the child is Hitler's daughter and try to get past the border to Switzerland and try to escape from the Nazis.It is super sad at the end,though,but I'll save that for you to read. I recommend this book to anyone who likes history.
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hitler ... the ultimate beast.... Did he have a human side? You might find the answer to this question in this novel.

Two German teens escape the Nazis and wind up in England. Then they are procured by Winston Churchill himself (through a proxy, of course) to return to the out of control country to find something. This visit brings a surprise after almost getting killed numerous times -- Hitler's Secret.
Banana Howard
Jun 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade-books
This is a very good book that I read. It is about two kids that become secret agents. They work for The British government and they go undercover to save a girl. Now they have a few troubles on the way but they sued and get the girl but the question is who is this girl and what does tis have to do with Hitler?
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm confused.
What's the difference between this and Hitler's Angel ?

But I got an advance copy of this from my library and simply ADORED it! It's a great read!
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In June of 1940, a young German boy escapes from a evacuation in Dunkirk, Europe. Meanwhile in London a girl refugee from Austria helps bring blood to hospitals. Both of them are recruited, by someone by the name of Admiral MacPherson for a special mission. Rudolf Hess, is the Deputy of the Third Reich, is imprisoned inside the London Tower, and is now a prisoner of the British. Hess claims that he has an idea and a plot to overthrow Aldof Hitler. In order to make his plan true, a girl from Ger ...more
Jenna S.
I thought that the book HItler’s Secret was interesting because it took an historical event and only really used it as a setting and the story was not really a part of the history, so it doesn’t really feel like real historical fiction. It was still a fun read but it was missing the immersion into that event or time period that I like from historical fiction. I would still suggest it nonetheless.
My favorite character was Otto a refuge in england that escaped from germany. I like him the best b
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitler's Secret is an action packed adventure about two teenage refugee's escaped from Germany during WWII. The British government recruits them for a top secret mission. Their goal, go undercover into the place just escaped and recover a young girl. Otto and Leni are excited to help the war effort, but both are skeptical about going back into the country they had just escaped. After being trained briefly, they are sent into enemy territory with only each other to depend on. They have to retriev ...more
Jack Gill
This book is about two siblings who are hired by the British Government for a mission to rescue a girl who knows more than normal about Nazis and Hitler himself. The girl's name is Angelika and she has been living in a convert since she was 5 years old. She is going to be rescued by Leni and Otto and brought back to Switzerland and they will be greatly rewarded by MacPherson, the person who hired them to do the mission. Heydrich is also an enemy who tries to capture them and succeeds by capturin ...more
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After graduating from Cambridge University, William Osborne became a lawyer, but his career took a sharp turn when he switched to screenwriting in Hollywood. He has worked on over 60 movies including Twins, Goldeneye and The Mummy. He lives in Norfolk, England with his wife and four children.

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