Breaking Stalin's Nose

Breaking Stalin's Nose

Eugene Yelchin

Breaking Stalin's Nose is one in all Horn Book's top Fiction Books of 2011

Sasha Zaichik has identified the legislation of the Soviet younger Pioneers because the age of six:
The younger Pioneer is dedicated to Comrade Stalin, the Communist get together, and Communism.
A younger Pioneer is a competent comrade and continually acts in accordance with conscience.
A younger Pioneer has a correct to criticize shortcomings.
But now that it truly is eventually time to hitch the younger Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for therefore lengthy, every thing turns out to head awry. He breaks a classmate's glasses with a snowball. He unintentionally damages a bust of Stalin within the university hallway. And worst of all, his father, the easiest Communist he is familiar with, used to be arrested simply final evening.

Eugene Yelchin's relocating tale of a ten-year-old boy's global shattering is masterful in its simplicity, strong in its message, and heartbreaking in its plausibility.

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