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Hans Giebenrath is a boy who lives with his father in a small town. This boy is very intelligent and he is preparing for the exams of a religion school. He was second in the exams of the elite of Germany and so he was allowed to fulfill his dream and enter the school. But in the school he realised that what he wanted was not to be the best, but to find a true friend. The whole society tried to make him abandon the friendship and to make him concentrate on the school. The result was to sent him back to his father where he tries to put an end to his life.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Genius


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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