Summer of My German Soldier - Study Guide Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

Bette Greene
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It is getting closer to winter. Mr. Bergen has treated Patty differently since the episode with the sheriff. She thinks that the new attitude is not about love, but respect. He respects her only because he cannot destroy her. Her mother is still saying nasty things to her. Now she has stopped complaining about Patty's hair. Instead, she demands to know why Patty does not have any friends. Patty thinks, "Just being in the same room with you, Mother, is like being feast for a thousand starving insects."

Patty dreams of finding Anton once she is eighteen and the war is over. One day, Ruth tells her that her father has called and he is coming home in the middle of the day. Patty is worried that he will try to take her ring, so she slips it into Ruth's apron pocket. Her father comes...

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