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Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 21:38
by Karina Nowak
Haha. I like this guy. Not Private lucky, Private Confident!

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 21:58
by Stacy Storm
I am looking forward to reading this book. I am always interested in stories that give a personal perspective to historical events. I don't know much about Holland or how the second world war effected that country. It would have been interesting to be American born and raised abroad during those turbulent times. It should be an engaging book.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 22:12
by Vickie Noel
The story of Hank's life adventures sound engrossing, but at the moment, I've had my fill of memoirs, especially war-related ones. Thanks for the review.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 22:38
by Disneyland
Official Review: Private Lucky by Mellisa Guzzetta, Hendrick Gillebaard is a leisure for the intellect of the readers! The description of the biography is clear, expressive and all-encompassing! It is a good opportunity for me to build vocabulary! It inspires us to dream and visualize the impossible!

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 22:44
by VernaVi
This sounds like a great book for fans of true stories as told by those who lived them. I appreciate the mention in this review of issues with lying. It is important to some readers. Thanks for the detailed review!

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:03
by Rachel Lea
This sounds like a fascinating story, made even more memorable because it actually happened. Thanks for your review!

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:05
by Agnes Masobeng
Great and very well written review, congratulations. I am beyond doubt intrigued by such memoir.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:22
by Samy Lax
This sounds like a wonderful book that educates readers about the details of occupied civilian life. Hank Gillebaard is surely a good man, and the story is fascinating.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:27
by Scarlet Nicoll
I love a good WWII book and being a memoir is an added bonus. Definitely on my reading list. Thank you!

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:28
by Jbcitygirl
Thank you for sharing your review with us. I enjoyed the humor injected into this memoir, considering how dark the circumstances were during that era. Usually I don’t like reading about war, but it seems this book is not entirely focused on that. I think I might just add this to my reading list.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:29
by hmorgan90
I love this!! Memoirs are so fascinating to me. I love hearing about life stories and what can be learned from them. It could be that I just love family history and that's why I find memoirs so fascinating.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:31
by Daniel_
Hank's life is indeed full of action, activities, and adventures. I'll love to read about it.
Thanks for the wonderful review.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:36
by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes
This book is amazing. The life of Lucky was a study of persistence and other means, though unsavory, to get to a job, or to one's dream in general. What I mean is lying as a means to an end. You've got to be lucky as this guy has been. Anyway, the adventures and exploits make up for entertaining reading. Great review.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:43
by ParadoxicalWoman
This book got my attention when it's related with the World War 2 and I admired the amount of persistence by Hank to pursue his dreams.

Re: Official Review: Private Lucky

Posted: 10 Nov 2019, 23:54
by Jsovermyer
Private Lucky is the true account of Hank Gillebaard, an American-born, Dutch-raised boy during World War II. He was a teenager when the Germans occupied his Dutch homeland, and he fought with the Americans during the war. Congratulations to the author for bringing the life of this amazing man to print and for being chosen as BOTD. Thanks to the reviewer for your excellent review.