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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    highly recommended - A must read!

    Soldier X is a must-read for anyone who loves stories about the realities of war. Wulffson includes suspense, drama and romance in an epic tale about the terror of war. Soldier X tells about the war from the perspective of Erik Brandt as he leads a life as both a German and Russian. A young boy with The survival instinct of a soldier is altered in soldier X when behind enemy lines. The book describes the life of a young man/soldier who has taken on the identity of the enemy and rushes from the bullets of the other side in his journey, avoiding death from his own people. Although, he is faced with a question. Where do my loyalties lie and will the war ever be over? But he will find out that the war will never be over until the life he once knew is no longer and forgotten.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2008

    Soldier X

    When a 16-year-old German boy named Erik is forced to join the Hitler Youth, he must quickly find a way to survive. Erik gets sent to the frontline. After getting injured in a fight with the Russians, Erik changes clothes with a dead Russian. Erik is then mistaken for a Russian, and he finds a new life among them as an orderly. Erik¿s new life is not great, but it¿s better than before. Soldier X is a great book that shows you what war is like. The book is filled with action. Erik and his new Russian friend Tamara run through a forest while being chased and shot at by Germans. After a while, they get away. While Erik is on the frontline defense for the Hitler Youth, Russians attack the place that Erik is stationed. Erik¿s unit retreats, but no one gets hurt. Tamara and Erik load injured soldiers from a hospital onto trucks while Germans are invading the same city. Soldier X is filled with surprises, both good and bad. While Erik, Tamara, and other Russian medics are walking through forest, German soldiers jump out of nowhere and start shooting at them. While Erik is fighting for the German frontline, a tank is about to blow him to pieces, but his commander shoots the tank with an anti-tank rocket launcher. While at a German camp Erik finds out the ¿chicken¿ he thinks he is eating is really rat meat. The book shows what war is like not only for soldiers, but also for towns not in the war zone. Erik and Tamara fill in working for a hospital when the workers are exhausted from working on all of the injured soldiers. A village is almost in ruins because of people paying most of their money on taxes for the war. Erik and Tamara don¿t hear as many animals in the forests as before the war. Soldier X is a great historical fiction novel because it is an exciting story that takes place in a time period that actually existed. Throughout the entire book you will be sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen next. Once you start reading you won¿t want to stop.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2008


    This book was hard to put down. It really helped me understand the war better. It was educational and totally worthwhile. I would definatly reccomend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2004

    A classic war story

    Erik is forced to join the army. He makes friends that are other German soldiers. When he is sent to the German front the Germans are overrun and he sees alot of people die including his friends. After the war the Russians are stabbing the Germans to make sure there dead. While they're stabbing everybody Erik slips into a Russian uniform and tries to survive behind enemy lines. I love this book of historical fiction for several reasons. I love World War 2 books. It has lots of action and suspense. It also was a great written book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2004

    review for Solder X

    Solder X was a excellant story. It taught me a lot about WW2. It's a action story and a love story. It's about how a boy named Eric who goes into the war and has to fake he's a Russian. Then he falls in love and travels to Amican with his love. This is a good book for people who like action storys and love storys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2003


    'Soldier X' is an excellent book if you're interested in World War 2 stories. It grabs your gut and won't let go. You get transformed into a time when peace and happiness are just dreams, and a boy who questions himself about why he's fighting a war he doesn't even believe in fighting for. With page turning drama and action, the book will keep you busy. Thought the book is good, this book shouldn't be read by anyone under the age of ten, due to gory scenes and some language. But otherwise, give 'Soldier X' a read, and I'll bet it'll be one of the best books you've read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2001

    Cool book!

    It is an okay book that has alot of twist and turns but I don't recomened it for anybody who gets queasy easy. It has alot of gore and graphic details. I would highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys WWII.

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    Posted August 4, 2009

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