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City of Thieves by David Benioff

City of Thieves

Recommended by Colleen in Outreach Services…

Colleen’s synopsis:
This is a story of a 17 year old Jewish boy left on his own in Leningrad during WWII. After being arrested for looting, he is sent, along with a 20 year old army deserter, on a “mission” to get a dozen eggs for a Russian General. In less then a week he goes from being a boy to being a man.

She says:
This book is wonderfully written. The author is able to grab your interest from the first sentence and keep you engaged with the characters to the very end of the story.

Even if you feel that you have read too many war books give this one a try!