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Posted August 25, 2010
Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com
It's 1945, and the Germans have invaded Russia. War has taken Fritz's father. After his grandparents commit suicide when they hear about the German invasion, Fritz, his mother, and sister are forced to make it on their own on the farm Fritz has grown up on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As the invasion spreads and communist policies get strict, the three are forced to abandon their home and hit the road like many other refugees. Will they find a place to call home? Will they find happiness?
Based on the author's grandfather's experiences, this novel is heart-wrenching, endearing, and tells a story from a perspective that's not often told. The characters are well-developed, and the plot keeps its readers' interest.
Those who like historical fiction, WWII novels, and true stories will enjoy reading THE DOG IN THE WOOD.