de Nezhinka, Orenburgskaya oblast', Russia
Profondément émouvant, original et profondément texturé. Je l'ai aimé.
Il s'agit d'une histoire brutale et poignante d'un jeune garçon voyageant à travers des villages paysans pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Le roman dépeint la sauvagerie et la gentillesse de la condition humaine. Ce n'est pas un livre qu'on oubliera de lire.
still think about this story.....page turner
Decent book. Don't know if it has enough uhmph to hold a young reader's attention though. I went into it thinking the boy had grown up buying into the brainwash propaganda and then changing as he witnessed atrocities from the war. This is not the case. It is more about his struggle with patriotism to his country while questioning the government's tactics. He becomes disconteted by the government's restrictions and removal of basic rights amongst even the average citizens. It was interesting to get an inside view of the average german citizen during the war. It wasn't clear whether or not citizens had any inkling of the atrocities being carried out. *Spoiler Warning* Throughout the book I still expected him to be freed from prison. I didn't realize until it happened that he was put to death.