I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937

Book Review by: Comer

Book by: Lauren Tarshis
Book Length: 91 pages

Story Summary: For eleven-year-old Hugo Ballard, flying on the Hindenburg is a dream come true. Hugo, his parents, and his four-year-old sister, Gertie, are making the thrilling 4,000 mile journey across the Atlantic in a zeppelin as big as the Titanic. But as the zeppelin gets ready to land, a blast rocks the Hindenburg and fire consumes the ship. The entire disaster last a mere thirty-two seconds, but in those few seconds, Hugo finds himself separated from his family and in a desperate race to escape the flames. The Hindenburg is doomed. And so, it seems, is Hugo. Will he survive this historic disaster? Will he ever see his family again?

Your Review: This was a great book! I liked it because it is so realistic, and it has such great details that it seems that you are in the book. In the book, my favorite character was Mr. Singer. He does a lot of important things in the book that you will find out if you read it. I would recommend this book if you like short fast books. I think you should read it for your next book choice because it’s a great book, and you would really enjoy it.

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A Night Divided

Book Review by: Andrew

Book by: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Book Length: 336 pages

Story Summary: The main character was Gerta and Fritz. They are trying to go under the wall of berlin. They build a tunnel that goes under the wall. They don’t have an excuse to be by the wall though. So the older brother rents a garden by the wall so they have an excuse to be in the area by the wall. Her friend gets suspicious of their behavior. She goes and explores the tunnel while Gerta is not in the tunnel. They finish the tunnel. Then they meet their dad in the tunnel and finish it. Then the tunnel starts to make the ground above sink, so the east german soldiers start to dig to find out what is happening. The mother comes home from helping their aunt and finds out about the tunnel and is finally convinced that they will go the west side that night. That night they go and Gertas friends and family go to. The police find out and try to stop them but are not able to they get to the other side of the wall.

Your Review: I liked this book because there were a lot of edge of your chair moments. There is non fiction facts and very exciting moments. When you read this you never want to put the book down. If you like fighting and war you would really like this book. If you are looking for a book that you could read pretty fast this is a good book for you. I think everyone should read this book because it is a really great book. I would recommend this book for everyone.

Prisoner B-3087

Book Review by: Langley

Book by: Alan Gratz
Book Length: 272 pages

Story Summary: It’s the 1930’s in Poland. Yanek, a Jew, is living a normal life until they come. The horrible Nazi’s. First they take his mom and dad. Next it’s his cousins. Aunts, uncles, friends. Then Yanek. He gets dragged to 10 concentration camps and to the Nazi’s he’s Prisoner B-3087.. Beaten and starved, he is struggling to survive. Hope is nowhere to be seen but death is creeping up. Can he get out before death finds him?

Your Review: I liked this book because it was a true story and it is about survival. I liked every thing about it. My favorite character would have to be Moonface. Even though he was bad he had one little glimpse of kindness. It saved Yanek. This book would make a really good movie because it makes us remember everything that happened. Who should star? I’m not sure who would star but anyone would be great in it. I think students who like history and WW1 or WW2 would love thius book. There is also a sequel so read that to!

Prisoner B-3087

Book Review by: Ella kate

Book by: Jack Gruener
Book Length: 272 pages

Story Summary: A boy named Yanek Gruener the lives in a small Jewish town in Poland that is one day taken over by the Nazis. The only person Yanek had left was his uncle. He told Yanek to survive you have no name, you have no family, you speak to no one, you trust no one. At Yaneks first death camp the Nazis tattooed him with the number B-3087. Yanek spoke to no one, and only knew himself by B-3087. Little did he know we would go to ten death camps! One day after another torture, Nazi games, and death. But he trusted he would make it out alive. Will he?

Your Review: In my opinion this book was awesome! I loved how the action starts right when you start reading, and it never stops! My favorite character had to be Yanek because i enjoyed reading his journey. This would defiantly make a good movie because off all the action that takes place. I´m not sure who would star in it. I would defiantly recommend this book because of the story and all the action that takes place. And lastly of course this should be your next book choice because this will probably become one of your favorite books to after reading it! Prisoner B-3087 is a great book!

Prisoner B-3087

Book Review by: Ella kate

Book by: Jack Gruener
Book Length: 272 pages

Story Summary: A boy named Yanek Gruener the lives in a small Jewish town in Poland that is one day taken over by the Nazis. The only person Yanek had left was his uncle. He told Yanek to survive you have no name, you have no family, you speak to no one, you trust no one. At Yaneks first death camp the Nazis tattooed him with the number B-3087. Yanek spoke to no one, and only knew himself by B-3087. Little did he know we would go to ten death camps! One day after another torture, Nazi games, and death. But he trusted he would make it out alive. Will he?

Your Review: In my opinion this book was awesome! I loved how the action starts right when you start reading, and it never stops! My favorite character had to be Yanek because i enjoyed reading his journey. This would defiantly make a good movie because off all the action that takes place. I´m not sure who would star in it. I would defiantly recommend this book because of the story and all the action that takes place. And lastly of course this should be your next book choice because this will probably become one of your favorite books to after reading it! Prisoner B-3087 is a great book!