Run Like Jager

Thanks to an exchange program, Kurt is spending a year in the small town in Germany where his grandfather grew up. When a bully accuses him of being a coward “just like his grandfather,” Kurt starts to search for the truth — a truth that means finding out what his grandfather did in World War Two.

He hopes he can handle it.

Read Chapter One.

Reviews:

School Library Journal review (November 2008):
Bass creates believeably complex and sympathetic characters in Brandt and Jäger that, while in no way diminishing the horror of the Holocaust, makes it understandable how two naive young men could get caught up in Hitler’s lies and dreams.

Resource Links review (Fall 2008):
This is an important addition to the historical fiction collection and is highly recommended.
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What If? review (Fall 2008):
The story is extremely well-written and manages to bridge current-day problems with past historical occurrences. I would highly recommend reading this captivating book.
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Brantford Expositor review by Marsha Skrypuch (July 26, 2008):
“Run Like Jäger is a superb novel that will appeal to parents and grandparents as well as teens.”
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Prairie Fire review (July 2008):
“…a thought-provoking book for middle teen readers, although many adults might enjoy it, too.”
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CM review (June 27, 2008):
“Bass presents this story with clarity and compassion, drawing the reader in through Kurt’s curiosity and pain to an understanding of the real meaning of courage and cowardice.”
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Quill & Quire review (June 2008):
“Bass’s novel is thoughtful and solidly written.It offers an interesting alternative to the books about the Second World War and the Holocaust from the perspectives of the victors and the persecuted.”
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GP Ink review (May 5, 2008):
“Bass is also able to create believeable characters and depict Kurt’s internal struggle, as he tries to understand how his grandfather could get involved in the Nazi regime.”
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Booklist review (May 1, 2008):
“Bass creates a convincing sense of the Third Reich’s soaring national spirit and tells an absorbing war story to boot. She also weaves engaging banter and familiar coming-of-age themes around a cast of multifaceted characters in two different eras.”
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