Book: The bronze horseman
Author: Paullina Simons
Characters: Tatiana Metanov, Dasha Metanov, Alexandr Belov, Dimitri--
"The Bronze Horseman" it's set in Leningrad, Russia during the World War Two. It is a story of love, war, Russia and the hardships a Soviet family would have faced during the war. Although this book is fiction, what happened in Leningrad is fact.
Two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, lived in a small apartment with their family. One day, they heard on the radio that Alemania had invaded the URSS. The same day, Tatiana met Alexandr, a young officer of the Red Army. They felt in love, but Dasha is decided to win, because she also love Alexandr. The officer and Tatiana had to fight for their impossible love.
In Leningrad everyone was starving to death and Tatiana and her sister escaped and go to Lazarevo, always followed by Alexandr Belov.
The novel is very romantic, and of course it has a lot of sad situations, with all the scanty food and the bombs and the innocent people dying. But is worth some drama, because the main story is the most beautiful ever. Paullina Simons writes the book so emotionally that it's impossible to be cynical about anything. Although, this book contains some humour.
You have to love reading to estimate it, because the book has almost 800 pages!
I already read it two times :)
Student name: Sofía Santos