Bound To Stay Bound

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 My friend the enemy
 Author: Smith, Dan


 Publisher:  Scholastic
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 279 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 829588 ISBN: 9780545665421
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Airmen -- Fiction
 Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
In 1941, having a German plane crash near your house is exciting, but when twelve-year-old Peter Dixon and his friend Kim find a wounded German airman, Peter is faced with a dilemma--should he help take care of the man as Kim wants to do, or report him to the soldiers searching for him?

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 169154
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 18.0   Quiz: 63551

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/14)
   School Library Journal (07/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2014 Gr 6 Up—Twelve-year-old Peter lives just outside a small town in England during World War II and is feeling the effects: rations are tight, tensions are high, and many of the men are on the front lines of the battle. A German plane crashes in a field near Peter's home, and the town is thrown into a frenzy when it is discovered that the German soldier inside the aircraft escaped death by parachuting into the nearby woods. Peter and his friend Kim are exploring in the forest when they come upon the soldier. Seeing that he is just a scared young man, the two friends decide not to turn him in, and instead they find him a safe place to stay and help him recover from his wounds. As expected, Peter and Kim cannot hide their friend for long, and they must deal with the consequences when he is discovered. Filled with action and tense situations, this story will keep readers engaged from its explosive beginning to its dramatic ending; lovers of historical fiction will especially appreciate this interesting take on life on the homefront during World War II. Although Peter and Kim have an emotional understanding that seems beyond their years, their struggles will remind readers to look for the humanity in everyone, even in those considered enemies.—Sarah Reid, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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