Projekt 1065 Book Review

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Claire Gibson

Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz is an adventure/spy fiction book that takes place in 1943 Nazi Germany.

Michael O’Shaunessy is a 13-year-old boy living in Nazi, Germany with his parents. But Michael is not like the other boys at his school. His family has a secret. Both he and his parents are spies for the Irish. Michael must infiltrate the Hitler Youth program and gather information about “Projekt 1065”. Projekt 1065 is apart of a secret Nazi mission that could prove fatal for many. Throughout the book, Michael must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth program as people become suspicious of him. 

I personally loved this book. It kept me interested and in suspense throughout the novel, especially during the fight scenes between Michael and the Hitler youth children. Alan Gratz did a great job at writing his characters. They were interesting and weren’t 2D. All the characters had their own personalities and throughout the story, they got more complex and fleshed out. Michaels growth throughout the book was really great to read. Michael stood for what he believed in even though it almost killed him. He didn’t back down even in the face of death. The author did a great job of keeping the story interesting and exciting. I recommend this book to anyone who is into spy stories. This book has gotten many good reviews and has been well received by readers. I would definitely read this book again.