|Plot Summary of Burying the Sun|
|"Georgi is fourteen years old when World War II begins. After he and his sister found their parents in Siberia, and their father died, they and their mother returned to Leningrad and rebuilt their lives there. But war lurks on the horizon, about to disrupt their peaceful lives. Georgi and his friend Yelena, along with the other young people of the city, are given "patriotic work" to do for the war effort, the first of many changes in their lives. Georgi's older sister Marya has to leave home, and soon the city falls under siege by the Germans. With food running low, Georgi is determined to find a way to help his city, and becomes part of a group that brings food across the frozen lake and into the city.
Rebecca Herman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Burying the Sun|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Age 11-14
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, WW II
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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