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by Christine Arnothy

eBook I Am Fifteen and I Don't Want to Die ePub
Author: Christine Arnothy
Language: English
ISBN: 0808580841
ISBN13: 978-0808580843
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources (November 1986)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 853
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ePub file: 1183 kb
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I am 15 and I don't want to die - Christine Arnothy. Beautiful and poetic. I heard her once say something in the lines of 'This book is titled "I Am Fifteen and I Don't Want to Die" and I am fourteen and it made me want to cry'. I was thrilled because a book that makes you cry is a great one.

I am 15 and I don't want to die - Christine Arnothy. I shall not forget this. This oeuvre unfortunately didn't.

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Christine Arnothy was fifteen when her family hid in the basement of their apartment building with the other tenants during the . Published on October 14, 2005.

Christine Arnothy was fifteen when her family hid in the basement of their apartment building with the other tenants during the bombings. Mainly Christian, there was only one Jewish man hiding amongst them; this makes "I Am Fifteen-And I Don't Want to Die" different from a lot of the books that take place in World War II -ravaged Europe.

I am fifteen, and I dont want to die. Analysis: Dear Ms. Christine Arnothy, By reading your heart-warming book, I learned about the challenges many people had to face to stay alive in WWII. The characters struggled for courage, and I could not believe the pain that Will I ever see that heavenly light? Why must I suffer through this? Shall it be fight, or flight? With lack of food and water, My body has become quite weak. Evaluation: I think it is important for teenagers to read about real life situations, so they dont take everyday necessities for granted.

Christine Arnothy (20 November 1930 – 6 October 2015) was a Budapest-born French writer. She has written numerous books, including J'ai quinze ans et je ne veux pas mourir (1955) (I am Fifteen and I Do Not Want to Die). She married Claude Bellanger (1909–1978). J'ai quinze ans et je ne veux pas mourir is based on her diary, which recorded her experience as a teenager during the 1945 siege of Budapest. She fled Hungary with her parents

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Christine Arnothy, daughter of an Austro-Hungarian father and a German-Polish mother, was born in Budapest in 1930. She now lives in Switzerland. Country of Publication. Autobiography: General. item 7 I am fifteen and I do not want to die: The True Story of a Young Woman's Wartime -I am fifteen and I do not want to die: The True Story of a Young Woman's Wartime.

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Jozrone
I first read this when I was twelve or thirteen and I remember finding it a deeply disturbing glimpse into the reality of wartime. I'm pretty sensitive so I definitely got some nightmares from this. I remember being astounded by a scene where buckets full of wedding rings were collected from bodies to try to identify who had died. I don't think I had ever conceptualized at that age the scope of the carnage until reading this book.

This book is sad, but honest. Which is why I bought a copy recently for my son to read. He is 9 and not as sensitive as me. He is fascinated by war and non-fiction in general so it seemed like a good book for him. He read it in a couple of nights and enjoyed it as much as anyone can enjoy reading about people's lives getting interrupted and/or destroyed by war. I asked him to rate the book for this review and he gave it 4 stars.
Linn
ABSOLUTELY CHARISMATIC AND SO MOVING FOR ALL AGES. ONCE READ YOU'LL NEVER FORGET IT.
Keramar
This book is about a young girls experiences during the seige of Budapest. Christine Arnothy is living in a cellar during the seige, she is also sharing it with fourteen other people. In the middle of reading a book Christine and her family are having to quickly leave their apartment and go down to the cellar under the bakery. With noone to trust and everyone sharing a tight space, a man named Istvan Nagy who they called Pista came. He helps them get food and supplies from their apartments. Everyone starts to get along and getting more accustomed to him being there.
One day when Pista goes to the building that is in ruins to look for food and supplies, instead he comes back with news that there is a building in which people are stuck. With this news the men go to help and end up bringing back a couple in which were survivors from when a munitions train blew up. Soon everyone starts sharing things with the couple. After a week or two the Kacsa-utca, which is where they get there water from, so everyone becomes thirsty.
Then the janitor and his wife leave because there is no water left. Much later in the day they hear the Germans leave there posts above the cellar so they come out and start to look around. Pista comes up with an idea that if they can get to the Turkish Baths they can get water. so they set off on their journey. Soon they come back and then the young couple Eve and Gabriel want to get married, so they send Pista out to find a priest. As more bombs ghit the building Christine says to her father, "I don't want to die, I am only Fifteen and I am horriby afraid of death."
When Pista comes back with a priest he is sent out again to find a veil for the wedding and on his way back he he dies from a mine explosion but the other man carries his body back. A few hours later it starts flooding in the cellar and Germans come into one cellar and take the janitors wife, holding her at gunpoint they order for the their supplies to be given back. The cellar starts to flood again so they leave and they are forced by the Germans to stay in the janitors apartment. The Germans said if they tried to leave they would kill them. Acouple hours later they don't hear anything so they leave the apartment and see nothing but smoke and ruins. The Russians return......... I thought this book was a great and interesting autobiography, there was action, romance, and bravery.
Written by: Sarah Lagan
Djang
The new version of Christine Arnothy's book is not currently available in the United States, but is available to purchase on UK Amazon. It has been translated to English from French. I was sent a new copy.
The frist half of the book is well written and very good. Christine describes where whe was living during the seige of Budapest. She is living in the cellar of their apartment house with several other tenants. They are starving and scared of the Russians who threaten to invade at any moment. She is desdcrives her plight in great detail with wonderful imaging.
Her family escapes to the country and lives in their country home for 3 years. At this time she is 18. For some unknown reason they must leave in a hurry taking practically nothing with them.
As the book goes on, the story becomes bland. She constantly complains about her employment and her first husband. The story ends with her giving birth to their daughter. In the afterword, she only talks about her second husband and son. Also, in the afterword, it becomes very confusing as she describes more about the things she wrote about in the main part of the book, but they are completely different. I am not sure if something was lost in translation or if it is purposely written this way. This is more of a refugee story than a story of wartime survival. The story starts at the end of the war and 60% of the book is about after the war and how irritated she is with her husband and employment and how she longs to be a writer.
I would have rather had a bit more pre-war background on the family, why they had to leave Budapest, and what her parents ended up doing. She goes into no detail about how she and her first husband part ways or how she meets her 2nd husband. Not even in the dedication in the front of the book does she mention her daughter, only her son. Very odd indeed.
I love Mercedes
Christine Arnothy was fifteen when her family hid in the basement of their apartment building with the other tenants during the bombings. Mainly Christian, there was only one Jewish man hiding amongst them; this makes "I Am Fifteen--And I Don't Want to Die" different from a lot of the books that take place in World War II -ravaged Europe.
There is the numbness after seeing so many dead bodies; there is the horror when they finally receive flour; there is the lack of water and the trek to get it.
The book jumps around a bit; after they escape the city, there is a three year gap which is immediately followed by an escape to the frontier. The ending is very inconclusive, leaving the reader hanging.
This is a good book, because it gives a glimpse of a Christian teenager during the Second World War. Perhaps the most moving part of the book is Christine's time in the confessional, and the priest's touching response to her words.
However, the book lacks a lot of detail. I'd like to read a more fleshed-out version, because the story is incredible. This is a great reference book for a teenager writing about World War II; I may also lend it to a friend, whose father escaped Hungary much like Christine!
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