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A youth in Nazi Germany tells the truth about HitlerBartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book Hitler Youth and fleshed it out into a full novelWhen 16 year old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short wave radio he uickly discovers Germany is lying to the people But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets he's tried for treason Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself


10 thoughts on “The Boy Who Dared

  1. says:

    This story resonates so much because it's based on a true account of a young man named Helmuth during World War II He is a patriotic German and can see why Hitler could be good for the country Just like many others he gets sweeped up with the hysteria of a new hope for the broken down Germany Slowly but surely though he comes to see what the whole regime is really aboutThe book flips perspectives from the present to memories Helmuth has leading up to why he is in jail The voice of the narrator is consistent and gives you a good insight of how Helmuth changes from a little boy to a young adult who can think for himself This storyline had a different take on this time period There are numerous books written about this time but I have never encountered one that had the protagonist belong to the Hitler Youth The group intrigues him at first and you can easily see why Hitler puts them on pedalstool saying they are the new generation needed for the country with shiny boots and sharp uniforms to seal the deal Through all the dazzle he comes to learn that he really can't go by with doing nothing about the wrongness of what is happening around him The newest piece of information that I got from this book was that there was actually LDS members in Germany in the 1930s which I wasn't aware of till now His faith plays a big part in the story and ultimately will be the major reason why he wants to fight the injustice he seesI appreciated that the author stuck close to the actual events but elaborated what she thought he would have thought or felt Big kudo points for not inserting a love interest just for the sake of making the story interesting Towards the back of the book the author provides pictures of Helmuth himself and of his brother and two good friends It made the words that much believable when I could see the real faces of these peopleAfter I finished reading it I was reminded about why I loved historical fiction my first favorite genre so much It brings you stories like this Filled with truth Though some thought he was foolish to try to do something about it he kept to his beliefs I personally think he was brave because it takes much strength to do what you believe is right than to sit by and just watch it happen


  2. says:

    I am very thankful to this author for bringing this hero out in the open I know some people say they are tired of books about WWII but I think there could never be enoughmillions of innocent people and heros lost their lives and I want to read all of their storysthey need to be heard Helmuth is my new hero at only 17 he stood up and did something to help the innocent The only thing I dont like is when shes talking about him being scared to die while he was waiting in his cell I think she got that wrongI think he was very brave and accepted his death because he knew he didnt live like a coward like the rest of Germany


  3. says:

    My recommendation with this book is read the author's note first Then read Helmut`s story I believe it would have been better placed as an introduction making events and Helmut all the tangible as you read and witness this young man's story And witness as we all should


  4. says:

    I really love the way Bartoletti used flashbacks and present day to tell this story definitely kept me guessing as to how he ended up in his current position Would be great for anyone looking to understand life for a German boy during WWII I think many people would be surprised to learn that not all Germans felt the same way


  5. says:

    What does “Fahrenheit 451” “The Gulag Archipelago” “1984” and “The Hiding Place” or perhaps you have heard of these people Anne Frank Corrie Ten Boom Dietrich Bonnehoffer and Martin Niemoeller have in common w”The Boy Who Dared” These books and people all deal with theTheme of good people in controlling societies or government taking a stand against evil Ms Bartoletti brings to life the true story of a young Hitler youth who dared to take a stand against the NAZI Government of GermanyThe Movie “Valkerie” has awakened to us that there was a resistance movement against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Government Helmuth Guddat Hubener starts out believing in everything that Herr Hitler offered the German people and that was work food and the sense of pride in everything German However Helmuth begins to uestion why Jews were a enemy of Germany that authors and books he had read were now “verboten” and that he is being bullied by the older boys in the Hitler Youth group in which he first enjoy the outings and camping tripsTruly Susan Campbell Bartoletti has done her research going and talking to Helmuth’s older brother his friends and those who actually knew the young man both in and out of the Hitler Youth league“The Boy Who Dared” will cause one to pause about just accepting the “status uo” and that one’s beliefs are important to what makes each one of us uniue


  6. says:

    I thought this was a pretty good book I feel like it the beginning was a little slow but after that it was really engaging


  7. says:

    The beginning is kind of slow but the end is pretty good because it gives you closure It was confusing in the beginning but once you got use to her style of writing it becomes easier to read and follow


  8. says:

    Spoiler AlertA young boy is getting executed the punishment he doesn't know when This book is one of the those books that you can't keep your eyes off because you never know what is going to happen I personally don't like reading books this book made me rethink that The genre of this book is history so if you don't like history you should still read this book This is one of my favorite books and hopefully you choose to read it tooThis book is a true story about a young boy during the the holocaust times Hitler has become the chancellor in Germany and has caused conflict with other countries Chancellor is a senior state or a legal official Helmuth is very brave and stands up for everything he knows is wrong but is constantly hold back for showing his true feelings about Hitler and the Nazis The book takes place in Germany where Helmuth lives with his family Helmuth has been taken by the Nazis for standing against them and Hitler The climax is when he hears his cell door open and thinking if he is going to be freed because of his family letters He is trialed on August 11 He is released from death row prison but sadly won’t see his family because he is going to be executed by a guillotine Helmuth is the youngest person ever to be sentenced to death by the Nazis at the age of 17 I think the author wrote this book to inform and to admire Helmuth Hubener The story begins when Helmuth is in his cell In the text it said “In a cell on the ground floor the light shifts dark shapes into a small stool a scrawny table and a bed made of wooden boards with no mattress or blanket” In the book the text font changes This changes to show whether he is in his cell or when he is having a flashback In the book it talks about how he is in the cell and then when the text changes it starts talking about his flashbacksThis book is one of my favorites because I am interested in the holocaust along with wars and other stuff like that What I liked about the book is mostly the character He is brave and stands up for what he thinks is wrong He is a very inspirational person to look up to I also like that it is placed around world war 2 one of my favorite wars to learn from besides the American RevolutionI also liked that the author told the story in flashbacks unlike most books Most books are written when it actually happens but this book was written using memories I gave this book a four out of five because it was very amusing while reading and anxious for what was going to happen I recommend this book to those who are interested in history Overall this book was amazing to read It brought me in at the very beginning This book was awesome


  9. says:

    Wow Let that be the first word of this review Wow This was absolutely beautiful every moment of it was gripping and gut wrenching It's the type of story that has you on the edge of your seat at all times constantly wondering what the outcome will be I didn't want the story to end because I dreaded what the ending may bring it was so well written and researched The author's note was fantastic to listen to giving a lot of detail about the research process and the true history behind the story I found myself subconsciously shaking my head in many parts not because the novel was bad but because I got to thinking about the realness of this story the brutality faced by so many the senseless loss of millions of lives the barbarous ideology posed by a man so cunning that an entire nation was willing to follow him Stories like these deserve to be told where someone stands up for what is right despite what the conseuences may be and authors like Susan Campbell Bartoletti should be commended for bringing them to life for people like me to experience I now know that Helmut was a real person and he put everything on the line to bring the truth to the German people about the propaganda that was being shoved in their faces by the Nazis He was a true war hero along with the many thousands of people who aposed Hitler's regime and paid for their beliefs with their lives This book was worth every moment of my time and I would give it than 5 stars if I could


  10. says:

    Been planning to read this for a while and finally did It is set in Hamburg Germany during WWII This book shows that not every German citizen was for the war even though it allowed jobs and a better economy and some did not know what was going on because of all the laws restricting outside information We see all of this through a boy called HelumthHelmuth was a real boy growing up in WWII And it not that the author made Helmuth such a believable character he actually seemed real He is real The author based her story off of his life though she can't know exactly how everything went down she did her research Bartoletti kept all his family members his religion Mormon and his time in jail as accurate as possibleThe writing was good no chapters though The tone of this book was somber Even though Helmuth was a boy he was very observant The he learns the anger he feels the his frustration builds His anger just keeps escalating Though this book is somber it is not as depressing as some other WWII books ie The Book Thief or All uiet on the Western Front I can take anger and frustration over depression and sympathy I accredit it for doing such a great job at being realist since it is a real story