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The Berlin Boxing Club

Sharenow, Rob (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Berlin Boxing Club


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In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.
Authors: Sharenow, Rob
Title: The Berlin Boxing Club
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 404 p. ;,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Robert Sharenow
Summary: In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.
ISBN: 9780061579684
0061579688
9780061579691
0061579696
Branch Call Number: y SHARENOW 2011
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Great plot, historic basis, boxing, this book has everything.

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  • lightning1243 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

great book i would only tell a guy to read but if your a girl who can stand a book built around a guy then go ahead just saying its more a guy book rather than a girl....

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lightning1243 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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  • OliviaSh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fourteen-year-old Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But to the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, it doesn't matter that Karl has never set foot in a synagogue or that his family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by relentless attacks on a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth to everyone around him. So when Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German national hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons, Karl sees it as the perfect chance to reinvent himself. A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but as Max becomes the mentor Karl never had, Karl soon finds both his boxing skills and his art flourishing. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role, protector of his family. Karl longs to ask hi new mentor for help, but with Max's fame growing, he is forced to associate with Hitler and other Nazi elites, leaving Karl to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his dream of boxing greatness with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way? (summary quoted from the inside jacket)

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