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Hitler's Secret

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  957 Ratings  ·  197 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, School Market/Book Fairs, 333 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Chicken House/Scholastic (first published May 2012)
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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.
Vickie Ramage
Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is great for anyone who wants the gritty action of World War 2 and even though it's aimed at kids, it's not watered down at all. The dead bodies pile up more and more throughout, as does Otto's injuries! Strangely enough, Leni and Angelika never seem to injured, compared to Otto, who gets every injury you can think of thrown at him. And these are supposed to be kids!

Sadly enough, I wasn't impressed by the ending. It didn't really go where I was expecting it to go and the ending didn't
Alex Baugh
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it
it was okay but the ending wasn't that good.
Nov 02, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Nikhil Reddy
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: read this book.
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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.
Heather Atkinson
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Uyen Cao
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
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