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Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth's horrific games Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth's horrific games and book burnings, playing the part so he can gain insider knowledge. When Michael learns about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi war mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs -- even if it means risking everything he cares about. Including... his own life. From acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) comes a pulse-pounding novel about facing fears and fighting for what matters most.


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Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth's horrific games Infiltrate. Befriend. Sabotage. World War II is raging. Michael O'Shaunessey, originally from Ireland, now lives in Nazi Germany with his parents. Like the other boys in his school, Michael is a member of the Hitler Youth. But Michael has a secret. He and his parents are spies. Michael despises everything the Nazis stand for. But he joins in the Hitler Youth's horrific games and book burnings, playing the part so he can gain insider knowledge. When Michael learns about Projekt 1065, a secret Nazi war mission, things get even more complicated. He must prove his loyalty to the Hitler Youth at all costs -- even if it means risking everything he cares about. Including... his own life. From acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087) comes a pulse-pounding novel about facing fears and fighting for what matters most.

30 review for Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    Wow, this was absolutely terrible. If I could give this zero or negative stars, I would. It's possible zero or negative stars is a bit unfair due to my high expectations for this book from reading Prisoner B-3087 by the same author. However, given the lack of character development, the lack of believability, and general poor writing, I think zero stars is actually quite fair. I think the author thought that he was writing the screenplay for a spy-action movie. A bad spy-action movie, complete wit Wow, this was absolutely terrible. If I could give this zero or negative stars, I would. It's possible zero or negative stars is a bit unfair due to my high expectations for this book from reading Prisoner B-3087 by the same author. However, given the lack of character development, the lack of believability, and general poor writing, I think zero stars is actually quite fair. I think the author thought that he was writing the screenplay for a spy-action movie. A bad spy-action movie, complete with a larger than life, unbelievable climactic fight between the main character and the villain. Except the main character and villain are 13 which makes this unbelievable fight absolutely ridiculous. The main character, Michael, was just too young and HORRIBLE at being a spy to be believable in any way, and he had too many convenient-for-developing-plot-and-creating-conflict character traits (photographic memory, fear of heights, and excellent fighting skills, for example). I got incredibly sick of Michael repeating "If I do ___, I'll be caught," "Nazis are the most evil human beings on earth and I am repulsed by them" (would a 13 year old really have the strength of mind and character to feel this way? Is that an accurate belief for the time? Perhaps, but how Gratz developed the character just didn't make these sentiments believable), and "Why does Fritz want to be in the SS so badly? I must get to the bottom of this!" I also got tired of every.single.chapter ending on a cliffhanger. It just made each (short) chapter's events seems manipulative, as if the author was trying to get the reader to the next cliffhanger as fast as possible. This took me a long time to read because I kept putting it down and forgetting to go back to it. Normally I would have abandoned it but I forced myself to keep reading because many of my students love Prisoner B-3087 and want something similar. It's possible that the nuances of character development and believable plot will be lost on 6th graders who just want a good action story, but for my good conscience as a reader I will be offering (not warmly recommending) this to my students with a hefty grain of salt.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Josh Girard

    This book was interesting through out and made me wonder a lot. One of the things that were weird was how Hitler even thought of doing this to the jewish.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Wow! Alan Gratz has written another intense novel filled with twists and turns that will keep readers hooked to the very end. I could not put it down!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Shelli

    Extremely disappointed in this book. I understand that there are "pieces" of truth embedded in this story. But this story is so unbelievable. It reads like a James Bond movie under the most unlikely parameters. Not credible at all, at least for an adult reader. A huge fan of Prisoner B 3087, I was so excited for the release of this book. While I read it in one day, it was because I knew I needed to read it- and get it over with so I could read a different book. One of my students loved it, so I Extremely disappointed in this book. I understand that there are "pieces" of truth embedded in this story. But this story is so unbelievable. It reads like a James Bond movie under the most unlikely parameters. Not credible at all, at least for an adult reader. A huge fan of Prisoner B 3087, I was so excited for the release of this book. While I read it in one day, it was because I knew I needed to read it- and get it over with so I could read a different book. One of my students loved it, so I owed it to her to read it. Glad I am done with it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Claude's Bookzone

    An action packed, tension filled WWII novel aimed at middle school and younger high school Readers. I enjoyed this one a lot more than Allied because the young James Bond vibe made for an entertaining adventure. Readers will be treated to a mash up of a lot of WWII elements. I think it is important for young Readers to listen to the author's notes at the end as it gives the historical context for this fictional story. The difficulties Michael faced blending in with his fellow Hitler Youth whilst An action packed, tension filled WWII novel aimed at middle school and younger high school Readers. I enjoyed this one a lot more than Allied because the young James Bond vibe made for an entertaining adventure. Readers will be treated to a mash up of a lot of WWII elements. I think it is important for young Readers to listen to the author's notes at the end as it gives the historical context for this fictional story. The difficulties Michael faced blending in with his fellow Hitler Youth whilst trying to sabotage them from within made for some tense moments, as he was nearly exposed on several occasions. I will be adding the following comment in all of my reviews of Alan Gratz's books. Authors like Alan Gratz, who capture the interest of ‘reluctant readers’, are really important. I also love that his novels have been made into audiobooks so his engaging stories are accessible to those with learning differences. I think we can all appreciate that if you are after some more historically detailed WWII literature then you may be left wanting. I choose to enjoy Alan Gratz’s books as 'introductions' to an important period in our world's history.

  6. 5 out of 5

    RaquelP2

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. i was so sad when Simon Cohen died.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ford

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Tween Irish James Bond wins WWII for the Allies with his unbelievably awesome sleuthing skills. Reads like a bad spy movie that takes itself very seriously in its demand that the reader entirely suspend disbelief. Projekt 1065 loves to recap things that JUST HAPPENED in a way that's not unlike the use of slow motion special effects in the aforementioned bad spy movie.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Daniel H.

    This book is amazing I love the story and the characters. Next stop REFUGEE!!!!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Abby Chaput

    I absolutely love this book! I was unable to put it down and read it in 2 days. When I first opened it, the book cut straight to the action, while still giving background to the story. Halfway through it continued to keep me in suspense and still reading, unlike some other books I have read. When I got to the end I thought I had the whole book figured out. But then everything just flipped on its head and I had to sit for 10 minutes to process what happened. Overall I recommend this book to anyon I absolutely love this book! I was unable to put it down and read it in 2 days. When I first opened it, the book cut straight to the action, while still giving background to the story. Halfway through it continued to keep me in suspense and still reading, unlike some other books I have read. When I got to the end I thought I had the whole book figured out. But then everything just flipped on its head and I had to sit for 10 minutes to process what happened. Overall I recommend this book to anyone wanting a good read.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Carolyn

    One of the few children’s books I’ve read that I would go out of my way to encourage adults to read as well. This book is so exciting for an advanced middle-school reader. I loved the quick pace and couldn’t stop reading it at times! With non-stop action throughout the book, I feel like more adult authors can learn from Alan Gratz! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lucy Carroll

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really liked this book. Towards the end, it got a little confusing. In the beginning of the book, when Micheal and Fritz meet, I was a little bit compelled to the thought that Fritz may be a spy, too. Obviously, we find out later that he’s a killing machine when it comes to his Nazi Party pride. This was an easy read, but only because you could not put it down.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This is a wonderful novel. It combines the best of adventure/spy genre with real historical events. I particularly like how Gratz focuses on the brain washing of the Hitler Youth. This is an important book for youth and one I hope graces many classrooms and libraries.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Abigail

    I enjoyed reading Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz, a work of historical fiction. I have always liked learning about history, especially World War II, so I found this book very engrossing. Projekt 1065 follows an Irish boy named Michael, living in Berlin in 1943, during the Holocaust and World War II. Michael joins the Hitler Youth, like most young boys did in Germany at the time. However, unlike the other boys, he is a spy. Michael's parents, who are also spies, are living in Berlin, and becoming fri I enjoyed reading Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz, a work of historical fiction. I have always liked learning about history, especially World War II, so I found this book very engrossing. Projekt 1065 follows an Irish boy named Michael, living in Berlin in 1943, during the Holocaust and World War II. Michael joins the Hitler Youth, like most young boys did in Germany at the time. However, unlike the other boys, he is a spy. Michael's parents, who are also spies, are living in Berlin, and becoming friendly with Nazi leaders so that they can send information about them, and the Nazi plans back to the Allies, who they work for. I enjoyed both the story of this book and the style of writing. Projekt 1065 included many plot twists and surprising plot lines that made the book more gripping. I liked how Gratz was able to describe important historical events from a young child's point of view. For example, Michael is in Berlin during Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass, and it was interesting to see how Michael perceived that as an eight year old. He was scared and very confused. His parents raised him so that he knew that Jews were perfectly nice people. So Michael didn’t understand why the Jewish people were being arrested, when it was the Nazis that were attacking them. I particularly liked this book because Gratz wrote about history, but in a way that could interest young readers, as it is written from a child’s point of view. In the book, Michael listens to Hitler, give a speech. While that speech was not actually given by Hitler, Gratz took things that Hitler actually did say in speeches and combined them together. I enjoyed reading that chapter because it embodied how powerful and terrifying Hitler was. And, even though this is a work of fiction, the book captures what it would have been like for a young boy in Nazi Germany. I would recommend Projekt 1065 to someone, especially a young reader, who enjoys historical fiction. It was an excellent, quick read, and I truly liked it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    This book is truly captivating. It is about a 13 year old Irish boy in 1943 in Nazi Germany. But he has a secret, a big secret. He his father and mother are spies for the Allies. He is also part of the Hitler Youth. Then he befriends a boy named Fritz so he can come to his house to memorize plans for Projekt 1065. The plans are that the Nazis are making a new plane. A jet fighter. Now he has to get the plans to the Allies with the help of a British pilot and his mother and father.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Oscar Del

    This novel was really cool just because it takes place in world war II but with a kid going undercover to find Nazi plans. but on his job doing that Michael meets a friend named Fritz and they try to join the Nazi's together and succeed joining them. (view spoiler)[But then towards the end Michael and Fritz fight on top of a ski lift and then Michael hits Fritz then,Fritz falls off and gets taken by a snow storm. (hide spoiler)] This novel was really cool just because it takes place in world war II but with a kid going undercover to find Nazi plans. but on his job doing that Michael meets a friend named Fritz and they try to join the Nazi's together and succeed joining them. (view spoiler)[But then towards the end Michael and Fritz fight on top of a ski lift and then Michael hits Fritz then,Fritz falls off and gets taken by a snow storm. (hide spoiler)]

  17. 4 out of 5

    Toni Rose Deanon

    A different perspective of WW2, I learned more about Irish spies during this time period. It is told through a young boy's (13 y/o) perspective who has a photogenic memory and has to make decisions that are way beyond his age and experience. He is part of Hitler's Youth and the reader will gauge a glimpse of how the young men act and what they truly believe in. The ending kept me on the edge of my seat, and the story had a plot that was well written. So good! So so good!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Mangler

    A bit of a disappointment. Gratz does a good job of conveying the fear people who didn't agree with the Nazis must have felt, with every word and action being scrutinized by everyone around them. He also shows what happens to kids when they're raised with only Nazi propaganda - some of those kids were terrifying. But the overblown spy plot was a bit too much and, in the end, it sank the book.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tommy89

    this book was about a Irish spy pretending to be part of a group called the Hitler youth. He has to get these plans to the allies to get them to be able to stop this type of airplane by making some of there own.

  20. 4 out of 5

    s o p h i a L.

    Awesome book with looks of action, making it feel more modern/recent than historical fiction.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Eric

    This book was so awesome! As I was reading it, I felt as if a WWII movie was playing in my mind!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mars Miller

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Great novel and wonderfully written. This author's other books are fabulous as well.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Whitney

    Michael O'Shaunessey is 13 years old and in Hitler's Youth. The thing is, he's not committed to Hitler-he and his parents, Irish ambassadors, are spies. Michael befriends a weak boy at school after he's ruthlessly attacked. The two of them start training together, to work on their separate weaknesses-Michael has a fear of heights, and Fritz cannot fight- in order to advance in to the SRD. Michael has a photographic memory which serves him well as a spy. Fritz has shown him plans for a jet fighter Michael O'Shaunessey is 13 years old and in Hitler's Youth. The thing is, he's not committed to Hitler-he and his parents, Irish ambassadors, are spies. Michael befriends a weak boy at school after he's ruthlessly attacked. The two of them start training together, to work on their separate weaknesses-Michael has a fear of heights, and Fritz cannot fight- in order to advance in to the SRD. Michael has a photographic memory which serves him well as a spy. Fritz has shown him plans for a jet fighter plane called Projekt 1065 that Michael memorizes and with the help of an unlikely Ally, is able to reproduce the blueprint. But when Fritz becomes hardened with all his Nazi training and soon is put on a special "science team" that can only end badly, Michael must pretend to be a complete Zealot to the Nazi cause in order to help the Allies even if it means risking his and his family's life. While this is a novel of WWII, it is geared towards younger readers so it is not very graphic with war detail. It can also give young readers a sense of courage and feeling of how to want to do the right thing and help even when it's hard and you're in the minority. That said, I just didn't feel like Michael was that believable of a spy as he would sometimes outwardly show disgust and not show enthusiasm like the other boys when they got to do something "important" for the cause. I was afraid his lukewarm attitude would get him caught. The bravery of a young boy in treacherous times made for an appealing story and I really liked how it ended.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Greyson Brousil

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was very surprised by this book, I expected a different story, but I am happy with what I read. I thought it would be a basic spy movie book. I am glad it wasn't. There were many surprises like when at the end, everyone knew Micheal was a traitor. I didn't expect that. Same with hiding the Britain pilot, and how well it was staged. I did read the other book the author wrote, Prisoner B-3081, and this book is very different. I also liked how they got into Germany, by being a Diplomat, and using I was very surprised by this book, I expected a different story, but I am happy with what I read. I thought it would be a basic spy movie book. I am glad it wasn't. There were many surprises like when at the end, everyone knew Micheal was a traitor. I didn't expect that. Same with hiding the Britain pilot, and how well it was staged. I did read the other book the author wrote, Prisoner B-3081, and this book is very different. I also liked how they got into Germany, by being a Diplomat, and using the Diplomatic Bags to communicate slowly to England. My favorite part was when Micheal was finding ways to get the Projekt 1065 blue prints. Wow, insanely fun to see how Micheal will get the prints. Also Fritz's sister is very odd. But I am very glad I read this book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anita

    A thriller that Gratz fans will devour, but not entirely believable. Provides insight to the propaganda, nationalism, and brutality used to influence kids to join and climb the ranks of Hitler Youth in the later years of WWII.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Grady

    Great book. Exciting, suspenseful. However, it has too quick of an ending. Great book overall though. It asleep really shows what the Hitler Youth was like. Bullies and terribly raised kids forced to fight on front lines. Amazing book!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Torey

    Excellent Junior fiction read. Projekt 1065 is about a 13 yr old boy son of Irish ambassador to Germany during WWII. crazy retelling of the German side of the war. Definitely eye opening and chilling retelling of the events thru the eyes of German boys. kids as young as 11 were recruited as Hilter youth. good read. add to list of must reads for my son when he gets a bit older.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dylan G

    i think it was what i was looking for a great book i would recommend it to many people i think they would like this book it was very detailed and it had a lot of great words!!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Katie

    Middle grade historical fiction is awesome and I love Alan Gratz. He does a great job with a fast paced plot. I wish there were some slower parts and more down time though. It's fast all of the time and you never get a rest. But this was great. It's not as good as Refugee though. I'm excited to read all of his other books though.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    This is a Young Adult novel about Irish spies living in Nazi Germany during WWII. The main characters are Irish parents and their young son. The son had an opportunity to spy on a friend's dad with the role of the parents in the background. I liked that this was NOT graphic. Horrible things did happen, but it wasn't presented in a 'shock & awe' format. I'm not the target audience for this, but I found this age appropriate for kids. So 4 stars. I enjoyed this one. This is a Young Adult novel about Irish spies living in Nazi Germany during WWII. The main characters are Irish parents and their young son. The son had an opportunity to spy on a friend's dad with the role of the parents in the background. I liked that this was NOT graphic. Horrible things did happen, but it wasn't presented in a 'shock & awe' format. I'm not the target audience for this, but I found this age appropriate for kids. So 4 stars. I enjoyed this one.

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