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In this novel by John Wilson set during the Battle of Stalingrad, three participants -- two fighters and a boy -- are caught in its horrors. Their story is told over seven days of fierce and deadly street-by-street fighting. Vasily is a patriotic Russian soldier determined to rid his country of the hated Nazi invaders -- if he can stay alive long enough. Conrad is a German ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Kids Can Press
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Justin
May 03, 2014 Justin rated it liked it
On page 5 I snarkily thought to myself, "What is this, Young Adult fiction? God this writing is bad!"

On page 10, I thought sincerely to myself, "Wait, is this young adult fiction?"

On page 15 I looked at the back cover to see if it said anything about being young adult fiction - it didn't.

On page 25, I looked at the publisher and realized it was indeed young adult fiction. So that explains most of why the writing was so awful.

But for a YA book, I guess it was only kinda awful.

Yet I plugged thro
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Sarah
Sep 10, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
Combining my interest in YA fiction and Stalingrad (I know, I know) this book caught my interest and I saved it from the weeding pile recently at the library. Fairly formulaic, this book is told from three viewpoints, a Russian sniper assistant, a German tank Sargent and a 8 year old boy it covers several months leading up to the German 6th Army surrender. The details were fairly interesting, but overall felt fairly light and predictable (the German soldiers were especially stereotypical). I mig ...more
Samy
Jul 19, 2010 Samy rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! :)
I liked the characters and I liked the end. I liked Conrad the most, even if he was the Nazi soldier.
The book was really good: well-narrated, interesting shifts from character to character, and different points of view (without being confusing). However, I think some of the characters were too stereotypical.
April
Oct 30, 2010 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit, 2010
YA novel about the Battle of Stalingrad. Told from three different perspectives, a eight-year old Russian boy living in the city, a German Tank Officer and a Russian army scout in Stanlingrade who is working with the famed Russian Sniper, Yelena Pavola, to repel the Germans from the city.
Zech Kountz
Aug 19, 2010 Zech Kountz rated it it was amazing
It is a pretty damn good story... Thats all I got to say... This is for people who like studying world war II and if you like books with action and an adventure
Ellen
Jan 06, 2009 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Excellent YA novel about Battle for Leningrad - From Russian and German perspective. I couldn't put it down, not could my then 11 year old son.
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