The Siege by Helen Dunmore

"The Siege" is a historical fiction novel set during the Siege of Leningrad in World War II. The story revolves around the Levin family and their struggle to survive the harsh winter and the brutal blockade imposed by the German army. The narrative explores the themes of love, hope, and endurance in the face of adversity, providing a poignant depiction of the human spirit's resilience during one of the most tragic periods in history.

The 7818th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 72

Since this book was first published in 2001, there is a penalty of 43.2%. The age adjusted score is 40.9.

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