Breaking Stalin's Nose

52.  Breaking Stalin's Nose
by Eugene Yelchin
YA Fiction
My Library

I read this entire book on a four-hour road trip, which was mostly in the dark.  Crazy!  Anyway, the suspense pulls you in and the whole idea is wonderfully executed.  We spend about 24 hours with Sasha, a young boy growing up under Stalin, whose world changes entirely within that time.  Fascinating, and wonderfully illustrated.  A great way to introduce children to life under communism, but the themes and realities of this story are pointed and painful, so be thoughtful.

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