The Man Next Door

The Man Next Door

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by J. Tomas
     
 
When fifteen year old Jake Allister learns the new neighbor in his apartment complex is an elderly man from Germany named Mr. Wagner, he fears the worst. The guy's old enough to have survived World War II, and to Jake's young mind, that makes him suspect. Because Mr. Wagner isn't Jewish, Jake assumes the man must have been part of the Nazi regime who tortured and

Overview

When fifteen year old Jake Allister learns the new neighbor in his apartment complex is an elderly man from Germany named Mr. Wagner, he fears the worst. The guy's old enough to have survived World War II, and to Jake's young mind, that makes him suspect. Because Mr. Wagner isn't Jewish, Jake assumes the man must have been part of the Nazi regime who tortured and killed millions before he was born.

Jake isn't religious, by any stretch of the imagination, and neither is his mother. He had to learn about the Holocaust at school; now he distrusts anything German, including Mr. Wagner. Then he sees the old man watching him and his boyfriend Thad make out in the parking lot. Jake just knows the guy is a Nazi.

But when he finally gets invited into Mr. Wagner's apartment, Jake discovers Jews weren't the only ones who suffered during the Holocaust. For the first time, he begins to grasp the scope of the tragedy that unfurled during the war ... and what it meant to be Jewish -- or gay -- in Nazi Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014204347
Publisher:
Queerteen Press
Publication date:
04/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They really should tell you before you buy a book how long its going to be, this book is only 55 pages long and all it really talks about is boys being gay...... I bought this book expecting it to be about the holocaust, kind of like Jane Yolings book The Devils Arithmatic, but instead it was like gay porn guest staring a holocaust survivor.....this book is definatly too expensive for what you get and it sucks! Dont get this unless you want to be pissed off when youre done reading it and you get to the end. It shouldnt be a book it should be a research paper on gays and the holocaust because its so short and doesnt have any chapters....so in closing dont get it, its not worth your money!