Professor Erik Brandt went threw World War II. His students always tell him that he was so brave to fight against the fierce and bad Nazis. Little do they know that he was one. Soldier X is the chronical of his time on the front and all the unfortunate things he encounters while there.
A middle-grade Historical Fiction novel, this story is broken up into three parts; one for each if Erik’s different states in the war. The paperback edition is 226 pages and 33 chapters, this book is a simple war novel. I liked the plot and how it was divided up into three parts. The characters were nice, they had real emotions, but little background. There wasn’t a lot of room in the war to have a background though... The plot was a little predictable, like most middle grade war books, but it was my favorite part of the book, nonetheless.
Level of Romance: Some, but not overwhelmingly so. This book is aimed at middle grade boys, so it’s not like mushy, but when a sixteen year old is pushed into war, he’s gotta have a soft spot for a pretty girl.
Rating: 4 out of 4