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The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow

Haiku Review:

Karl doesn't think of
himself as Jewish. But the
Nazis disagree.

In Germany during the 30's it didn't matter if you practiced your religion or not, if you were Jewish, you were in trouble

And that's exactly what's happening to 14 year old Karl Stern's world. He's the constant punching bag of the other boys at his school for a religion he doesn't even practice. When his father says he can take boxing lessons, a new world is opened to him. Eventually he becomes the protector of his family thanks to his skill.

This is a hard book to describe because it's a "holocaust novel" in many ways, but it's also a great sports story and a interesting look at life in a different time period. There's a lot going on and I think it would be a great book for almost anyone!

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