Projekt 1065

Projekt 1065

A Novel of World War II

Book - 2016
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Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Alan Gratz returns with another gripping World War II story, this time about a spy in the Hitler Youth.

It's the height of World War II. Michael O'Shaunessey, son of the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, lives with his family in Berlin. But Michael, like his parents, is a spy. He joins the Hitler Youth, taking part in their horrific games and book-burning, despising everything they stand for but using his insider knowledge to bring important information back to his parents and the British Secret Service. When Michael is tasked to find out more about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs -even if it means risking the lives of his family... and himself.

Acclaimed author Alan Gratz delivers a heart-pounding, action-packed tale of political intrigue, betrayal, and survival.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780545880169
Branch Call Number: J GRA
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Project 1065

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booknrrd
Sep 25, 2017

A 2018-2019 preliminary Missouri Truman Readers Award nominee (grades 6-8)

As the son of the Irish ambassador to Germany during WWII, Michael is required to participate in the Hitler Youth, but like his parents Michael is a spy. When an allied pilot goes down, Michael's family finds themselves in greater danger than before.

This is my third Alan Gratz, and he is quickly becoming a favorite. Projekt 1065 makes a good companion novel to Gratz's Prisoner B-3087, dealing with the Hitler Youth and Germans in Berlin during WWII. It's an exciting historical fiction novel with lots of action and violence but also a strong hero with a good heart.

Likes/Dislikes: When I first started the book I thought it was going to be great, telling me what's it like to be a young child spy in the war. I was pretty attached to it, wondering what's going to happen next, who's going to die, how was he going to survive? I don't really have a dislike for the book, just didn't give a 5 because it wasn't one of my favourite books I've read.
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The books begins in the World War II, where the Jewish people were horribly treated, killed, tortured and capitated. As a young teenager boy with parents as secret intel agents, he has to help retrieve information from the Nazis. The young boy, Micheal believes that no one deserves to be treated from just believing in something else, he doesn't believe in war. He cares about others, but he has to be ruthless, brutal, just to be fit in Hitler Youth. As he saves an ally he figures out he was looking for a secret weapon. Projekt 1065. Aa another Hitler Youth teenager that struggles with fitting in, Micheal teaches him and learns that he has the plans underneath his nose. As he taught the boy how to fight others, become a true Nazi, he learns how to face the fear of heights. Fritz, the boy changes throughout Hitler Youth. He becomes an innocent boy who reads Spongebob to a Nazi shooting his parents in cold blood. Micheal knew he had to do something quick, as more innocent people die by the second, including his allies. As he discovers that they are going to murderer an important scientist and he has the plans of Projekt 1065, will he save the plans and the scientist? As he has to go through friendship, demise, new experiences, he learns what's it like to a be a Nazi and a spy.
- Fleetwood teen K.N
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Filled with suspense and emotion, Projekt 1065 was an interesting and moving story that was highly enjoyable. This book is set in Germany during world war ll and revolves around the life of a young boy named Michael. At 15, he trains to become one of the Nazis but in actuality, he and his parents have taken part in a secret organization that are against Hitler and hisNazis. With his role as a spy for the alliances, he must gain information without being suspected or be punished to death. The details and suspense in the book are amazing. Whenever you think something will happen, you will always be left puzzled at the actual outcome. The plot of this story is slightly cliché and has been similarly used before, but the actual content is still very enjoyable. This book is set during World War II, so it also educates readers of a major historical event that took place in our world. This book is highly recommended for a more advanced reader that enjoys learning about world history.
-Tina

AL_KELSEY Feb 14, 2017

While not wholly believable that a young Irish boy would live as a spy in Germany, this story gives a really great insight into the Hitler Youth, and how the young generation could get so enthralled in the Nazi party.

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joywolf83
Dec 31, 2016

Wow, what a book. Young Micheal is Irish secretly opposing Hitler. It outlines the struggle to not give away the disgust you'd feel living at that time. The challenge to not become swept up in the fervor. To allow bad things to happen for the greater good. A relatively quick read as it moves thru the secrets Micheal hides. An interesting historical read of the Hitler Youth.

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Sep 25, 2017

booknrrd thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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