City of Thieves
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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime.
During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible.
By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.
Publishers Weekly Review
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This is my favorite book of all time! It combines the horrors of the war with the innocence and stupidity of teenage boys. A must read for all who appreciate great books!
This book shows war through the lives of teens as they would be and still are, with cursing, girls, and growing up. My favorite book, hands down
City Of Thieves
Wow amazing book great characters I coolant put it down! I hate when a great book like this one ends only wig there was a sequel.