This was, for me, a very difficult book to follow. It is the story of post WWII school children in Russia being arrested and interrogated in prison. Each of these children, one as young as 6 years old is made to sign a confession indicating their parents in some sort of government plot to over throw Stalin.
There is so much in this book and it was so hard for me to take it all in and to make sense of. I think that if I knew more about Russian history than I could have given it a higher rating.