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The Boy Who Dared by, Susan Campbell Bartoletti
29 November 2011, jeduke @ 7:26 pm

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34 Comments to “The Boy Who Dared by, Susan Campbell Bartoletti”


  1. Hayden Folker — January 25, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    This book is awesome? I like how his opinion changes about the Nazis and how he starts to go against them. I also like how he breaks the laws that he doesn’t think are fair.

  2. Hayden Folker — January 25, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    I accidently put that question mark. =D I am starting to not enjoy how gruesomely detailed this book is and how it’s against the Jewish religion. Overall it’s been good, but it should have less detail about what happens to the people who are non-German/non-fascist.

  3. Katherine Child — January 26, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    I like this book so far, but it has a lot of German words, and German things, witch makes this book kind of confusing. The rest of the book is really good.

  4. Katherine Child — January 26, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    I like this book so far. I like how he is Mormon and trying to keep the church standards. I do not like how this book does not have any chapters.

  5. Elyssa Hill — January 27, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    I think this book is good so far. I am at a good part in it as well. Even my grandma is having fun reading it with me. :)

  6. Elyssa Hill — January 27, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    One thing i dislike about this book is that it has German words and i don’t know how to say them right. But other wise, the book is getting better and better to me. I like reading books that are like these :)

  7. chance endo — January 27, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    I wish this book had chapters so i could know where i was in the book.

  8. chance endo — January 27, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    This book is pretty good. I like the way he stands upo for who he is and what he thinks is wrong.

  9. Megan Perry — January 29, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    So far this book is about how Hitler has just been declared Chancellor and how many people all feel differently about this. It is also about a boy who wants to go serve in war and is to young to go with his older brothers to the parade.

  10. Megan Perry — January 29, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    I like this book so far because of how it shows that some people are willing to stand up for what they believe in. The one part that is hard or was hard was getting all of the names right since they are in German. I also think that it is kind of confusing to read both of the different perspectives but I think I’m starting to understand it all a bit better.

  11. max was here — January 30, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    This book is awesome? what i love about it is how Helmuth is not afraid to stand up againsed the german government by telling the germans what the government is not like their losses.

  12. max was here — January 30, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    what else i like about the book the boy who dared is that it is a true story so it really happened

  13. Sam Brinkley — January 31, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    I am reading The boy who dared and so far it’s pretty good. It’s about a boy named Helmuth and he is 17 when hitler becomes chancellor of Germany. His family is a BIG fan of hitler so they trust him. But it all changes when Helmuth is put in jail for listening to the radio and telling people about the war in Germany.

  14. Sam Brinkley — January 31, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    I really love how this book is real. At the end there are pictures of the real boy named Helmuth! Supper cool!

  15. Simon Ly — January 31, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    This book is the most depressing thing I have ever read. He stands up for his rights and is awesome. So this is a great read.
    BUT IT IS SO DEPRESSING.

  16. Hayden Folker — February 3, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Helmuth ratted his friends out and it made me sad. He was tried as an adult and his punishment was execution.

  17. Hayden Folker — February 3, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    Helmuth was just executed and that surprised me. I always thought he’d break out or be rescued. Overall, this book was really good!

  18. max is awesome — February 6, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    this story is the best book i have ever read and i think it should get a whole bunch of medals for bein so awesome

  19. max is awesome — February 6, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    this book is cool cuz helmuth is mormon which is my religeon plus it is a true story and he stood up to his punishment and stuff like that

  20. chance endo — February 7, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    I am sad that helmuth had to die it was really sd.]

  21. chance endo — February 7, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    The picturse in the back were kinda cool. I like the picture of helmuths execution the best becue it looked real neet.

  22. max — February 8, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    you know what my mom even saw me do the last comments and send them so y dont u just belive her huh they were right after haydens last ones so maybee you just deleted them instead of approving them to be shown accedently

  23. Katherine Child — February 9, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    I did not like the ending of this book. It was very sad. I hate how in this book they are so cruel. I would hate to live there.

  24. Katherine Child — February 9, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    I like how at the end of the book it tails what really happened to Helmuth. I think that Helmuths last letter that he sent was kind of nice. I want to know how the auther found out about Helmuth, like if they where friends, or somthing.

  25. Jamie — February 13, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    I really liked this book, It i very interesting, although some parts of the book are a little confusing with all of the German and the big words in it.I liked how there were pictures in the back of the book.

  26. Sam brinkley — February 24, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    This book is kinda getting sad! Helmuth is in jail for listening to the freaking radio this is soooooooo stupid it kinda makes me mad ya know!!):

  27. Sam brinkley — February 24, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Well ive finnidhed the book and it was sad helmuth eventually was killed because of listening to the german radio and telling secrets he kinda deserved it in a way but not really!

  28. Bailey White — February 27, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    This book was really good i liked how it showed his opinion about things. Also How it showed what it was like to live then.

  29. Bailey White — February 27, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    I am liking this book, i like how him and his friend are being detectives. I think it would be freaky to live then because of how they interrogated everybody

  30. Bailey White — February 27, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Ummm i liked this book, It is very interesting, although some parts of the book are a confusing with all of the German and the big words in it.I liked how there were pictures in the back of the book also.

  31. Bailey White — February 27, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    This book is the most depressing thing I have ever read. He stands up for his rights and is awesome. So this is a great read. ya…

  32. Jamie Foster — March 5, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    I liked this book for the most part, It would be tough to live back then and deal with that kind of stuff. I think this book was pretty depressing for some parts, but its pretty good I guess.

  33. Jamie Foster — March 5, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    This book is pretty good to read if your in hard time, because back then it was harder then any problem I think and it shows that and points that out. If i had to read this again….I think one time is enough.

  34. Jamie Foster — March 5, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    I thought that it was kind of confusing to follow whats going on in some parts. He had really good courage and wasn’t afraid to stand up for what he believed in. I thought that was pretty cool, because I myself would be scared to death!


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