Prisoner B-3087

By Alan Gratz. Jacob Gruener, and Ruth Gruener

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ISBN Number: 9780545459013

Awards: Parents' Choice Award

Genre: Biography/Autobiography

Review By: Deborah Prescott

Review

This book is a biography/autobiography set throughout the Holocaust and is about the true story of a boy, Jack Gruener, who survived 10 concentration camps. This book is recommended for middle school and high school readers, but the book has upsetting content. Throughout the book, Gruener describes the horrors of the concentration camps and the brutal death marches. Over the course of the book, Gruener goes from an innocent 10-year old boy living in Poland to a young adult who has seen many horrendous events during WW2 and almost died several times.


Although I used to not like autobiographies and biographies, this book expanded my interest for this genre of books. I decided to pick this book because I like historical fiction and Holocaust fiction, so I thought I could give an autobiography a try. It was amazing. This book gives a new aspect to the Holocaust because throughout the book, he doesn't just go through one concentration camp. He has survived several concentration camps, a ghetto camp, and two death marches. The book also expanded some of my knowledge of the Holocaust. I had no idea that death marches existed until I read this book. If you are looking to expand your knowledge of the Holocaust without reading an informational book, this is the book to read. Prisoner B-3087 is a fast-paced autobiography that will stay with you for a long time.

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