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The Wall by Peter Sís
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Jul 13, 09

bookshelves: nonfiction, graphic-novels, memoirs, young-adult, read-in-2009, politics, picture-books
Read in July, 2009

I liked this but was a bit surprised that it was only 56 pages long -- I expected a full-length graphic novel. I thought it was done well and it was kind of interesting that he almost wrote like an outsider. He reflected on the events between 1917 and 1989 as if they were just happening around him. He admitted that he really wasn't aware and didn't start to question things until he got a bit older but at the same time I thought it was a bit simplistic. I wanted to read more about his own experiences. I thought it was neat that he was so into drawing and that was his form of expression but I wanted more text. Still, I was impressed with this book and think it's a really neat way to teach people about the Eastern Bloc countries' side of the Cold War.
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