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  • Age Range: 10 - 13 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 8
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845078853
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845078850
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,125,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 9 Up—A story based on a real Russian teen, Tania Chernova, who served as a sniper between the years 1942 and 1943, defending Stalingrad from the invading Germans. Riordan's attention to detail in both the military and civilian arenas creates a seamless narrative that almost reads like a diary. Elements such as the differences between the sounds of a Russian aircraft and an enemy aircraft, the palpable anxiety felt by Russians when speaking ill of the government, and the survival techniques used by civilians and soldiers alike strengthen readers' connection with Tania Belova and her environment. Riordan's development of her character, from a girl uncertain about her duties as a sniper to one who, after seeing the death of her comrades and a loved one, has the courage to defend her people at all costs; his realistic portrayal of war; and his well-integrated historical facts make this work remarkable. The book concludes with a note about the real Tania and others from her story. Readers who choose to delve into the sniper's world will not be disappointed.—Hilary Writt, Sullivan University, Lexington, KY
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Riordan writes with pace and verve, having set the mood with a highly atmospheric opening chapter. He keeps the reader turning pages and I for one could not put the book down. There are wonderfully vivid and tautly written descriptive passages here and Riordan does not shirk from presenting the cruelty and hardship endured by the Russian people and their enemies. -- IBBY

Every moment of the chilling account...should change the perspective of many readers - both girls and boys - whether they study this period at school or not. This is an important story from the Second World War and one for a mature reader. --Carousel

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wibbysart on January 22, 2012
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This is a fine action adventure set during the Eastern conflict of WW2. It portrays the struggle of these brave people of Stalingrad---but also makes one aware of the extreme fortune we in America have had to not (as yet) live under a tyrant such as Stalin and his evil system. Shows the human side of Russian defenders; just wanting to survive. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William J. Price on November 28, 2011
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actually, a great read - all about vasily zaitzev from his pov. hard to put down. if you like sniper stories or events, this is a good one
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I certainly have read better sniper novels like the Grandfather's Tale: The Tale of a German Sniper by
Timothy Erenberger. That was a book I could not put down.
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By Douglas E. Floto on December 7, 2013
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Gotta love those tough Russian women. This story of the heroism, bravery, and tragedy of the women snipers of Stalingrad is inspiring. Though written for teens, it's a great read for fans of sniper warfare and those who never tire of tales of the Krauts having their asses handed to them by the subhuman Commies on the Volga.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alaric on December 6, 2013
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Age Range: 10 - 13 years
Grade Level: 4 - 8

Extraordinary circumstances for a 15 year old Russian, but hunting humans like deer and murdering them just to survive is hardly appropriate for people in the grade/age range described.
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