[Marxism] What's a good novel for 13-14 year olds?

Shane Mage shmage at pipeline.com
Fri Aug 17 18:21:44 MDT 2012

The question was "novels about communism."  Nobody yet has mentioned a  
novel about communism.
Let me suggest two Soviet novels about communism--about the  
contradiction between the professed communist values of the counter- 
revolutionary Stalinist regime and the realities of life as  
experienced by those trying to live in accordance with communist  
values. Both eminently suitable for young adults, both really  
excellent novels for all ages.

--Not by Bread Alone, by Vladimir Dudintsev

--Children of the Arbat, by Anatolii Rybakov

Shane Mage

This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
  always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
  kindling in measures and going out in measures.
 > Herakleitos of Ephesos

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