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The Resource Promise, Alexandra Alt

Promise, Alexandra Alt

Label
Promise
Title
Promise
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Alt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teenager Lene lives in Nazi Germany and is in love with Ludwig. Both despise the compulsory Hitler Youth. Their anti-war attitude gets them noticed by their squad leaders. In 1943 seventeen-year-old Ludwig is called up and ordered to the hell of the Eastern Front. Lene's and Ludwig's promise each other to believe in Ludwig's return, in a future, but within weeks Ludwig is missing in action. Lene abandons her promise, because all that matters now is surviving. British and American air-raids on Berlin are relentless and the Soviet army is closing in. She moves to Hanover. In 1946, Lene returns to Berlin, driven to find out what happened to Ludwig
Summary
At 15, Lene is questioning everything. She is sick of the compulsory League of German Girls meetings, and everyone being made to fight for a final victory that never seems to come. She is in love with Ludwig who lives upstairs and listens to enemy broadcasts. Like Lene, he rejects the war and the endless Nazi indoctrination. But he has caught the attention of his ruthless Hitler Youth squad leader, Kurt. Unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Lene has to watch every step, every word to protect those she loves. When Ludwig is ordered to the Eastern Front, can Lene and Ludwig hold on to their promise to one another and resurface from the darkness of the abyss in post war Berlin?
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10783015
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alt, Alexandra
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-Nazi movement
  • Interpersonal relations
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Promises
  • Youth
  • Germany
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Promise, Alexandra Alt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How do you stay true to each other with enemies at your door?"--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064974715
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742991986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084756597
Label
Promise, Alexandra Alt
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How do you stay true to each other with enemies at your door?"--Front cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064974715
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
249 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742991986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1084756597

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