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Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin is one of the 2012 Newbery honor books. It has illustrations that remind me of the Hugo Cabret book. For those of you looking for a quick read, this is a good one. The book takes place in Russia during the time of Stalin. This was a very dangerous time to live in Russia when many people were locked up and executed by the government. Sasha, the boy in the story has to face life without a mother, and the imprisonment of his father. The story is very gripping and moves the reader quickly through Sasha's tough and frightening times.