Prisoner B-3087

Written by Alan Gratz

Published by Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-545-45901-3

Genre: Historical Fiction

Book Nominations: Goodreads Chioce Awards Best Middle Grade & Children


This is a book that is based on a true story during the Holocaust. It is about a 13 year old boy named Jack Gruener. He loved to toss the ball around his apartment and play with his friends until the Germans came. They took him from his family and he went to 10 different concentration camps. He had to go through many death marches in the freezing Winter with barley any clothes on. He saw death at first sight. He came very close to dying many times.

I would call this a historical fiction book because it is based off of a true story. I have always liked to read these types of books, but never learned this much about this subject. I always knew that it was a harship if you were a Jew during that time period, but nothing this bad. This book definitly changes your perspective on the Holocaust. I didn't realise that they had to walk for 20+ days in the Winter. It blows my mind that someone can do that with no food, water, and shelter. This book is definitly a book I would recomend because of its great content. If you are looking to expand your knowledge on the Holocaust then you should really read this book.

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