Phillip Hoose Writing Styles in The Boys Who Challenged Hitler

Phillip Hoose
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Point of View

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler mostly focuses on its primary character, Knud Pedersen. Knud Pedersen describes the actions of the Churchill Club as he remembers them, over seven decades after they took place. While the book’s author Phillip Hoose does respect Knud as an authority figure on the club, Knud does forget some things about the club, including the names of some of the lesser members. Knud is portrayed as a mostly reliable narrator about the club, but certainly the time removed from the action make the book less exact as a book written more closely after the events.

Despite his closeness to the action, Knud is a reliable narrator, mostly because he does not extrapolate to thoughts or feelings outside of his own. Knud only considers his own fears and thoughts; he regularly describes how he was feeling about his circumstances during the...

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