Title: Soldier X
Author: Don L. Wulffson
As World War II rages, sixteen-year-old Erik Brandt finds himself on a train traveling to Russia. He’s one of the hundreds of thousands of German boys being sent to the Eastern Front by Hitler-since no men are left to fight. Trained as an interpreter and not a soldier, Erik manages to survive the combat, but only by slipping into a dead enemy’s uniform, and posing as a wounded Russian. Now the young German must keep up his charade….
Soldier X is based on a conversation author Don Wulffson had with a German war survivor. The result is a thoughtful and compelling novel that takes readers inside the mind of a boy who must fight and even die for a war he doesn’t believe in.