Symphony for the City of the Dead - YA Review by Theo S-M



Reader: Theo S-M
Age: 13
Title: Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
Author: M.T. Anderson
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 09/22/15
Galley: Yes
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The book's writing is amazing, the charters are well created, and the story is well done.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book packs alot of facts in, which kept me very interested. I learned alot from this book and did not put it down. 
Cover: Yes the cover is amazing and reflects the contents well.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 4Q - Better than most
Popularity: 3P - Some teen appeal
Annotation: This book is about Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and its very long siege that caused many people to starve and freeze to death. The book also focuses on a musician's life in Leningrad.


tags: nonfiction / World War II / music / politics / ya lit



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