This historical fiction book, based on the actual experiences of a woman who lived at the Eagle's Nest, explores the dynamics among the Mann family, living in Munich, Germany during World War II. Amid rising tensions among the Jews and the reigning Nazi party, Carl Mann--the patriarch of the Mann family--is forced to take a job in one of the scariest places imaginable: LitThis historical fiction book, based on the actual experiences of a woman who lived at the Eagle's Nest, explores the dynamics among the Mann family, living in Munich, Germany during World War II. Amid rising tensions among the Jews and the reigning Nazi party, Carl Mann--the patriarch of the Mann family--is forced to take a job in one of the scariest places imaginable: Literally in Adolf Hitler's backyard. In this unusual coming of age tale, curious young girls may say or do the wrong things, but how many times can the high-ranking German officials (and Hitler himself) look the other way? Can they survive in his backyard? This book is filled with suspense, historical detail, family life, and even a little romance. A great choice for book clubs with Book Club questions @garethompson-writer.com. The perfect gift for those who are love reading about World War II, as the setting is authentic. For middle schoolers, compare it to Diary of Anne Frank....
|Title||:||In Hitler's Backyard|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||262 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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In Hitler's Backyard Reviews
I enjoy historical fiction, and it was interesting to consider how life was affected for germans who did not agree with Hitler. This book took that concept one step further and put a family that was not inline with the Nazi party literally in Hitler's backyard, steps away from Hitler's mountain home, but unfortunately this book did not make good use of the story's potential. Several times throughout the book, emphasis was placed on a person or object (i.e. Lolly's necklace) but ultimately the person or object had no impact on the story and was simply dropped. There were so many missed opportunities to make the story really good. The story also jump erratically from one character's point of view to another, this confused and muddled the story line. Perhaps the worst part was how the story simply ended, with no specific resolution. I found this book frustrating, it had potential to be great, but fell flat. I would not recommend this book.
Ended too quickRealizing this was written with children in mind the subject matter was watered down. The characters were simply developed. Good and evil were easily depicted. The sentence structure and grammar was very poor. If you are looking for a children's book for learning about the holocaust, I would not recommend this one.
Interesting read I enjoyed the book but not the end. Did the author run out of material? Still fun to read of familiar places even though it's so sad.
A so - so novelthis was not exactly what thought I bought. It was some what entertaining, with local reference to the locations in which they were located
Lhelmick516@Comcastit was exActly how you thought might be for a normal German family facing the u known problems of wars