Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb: Young Adult Edition

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 8n/a7.754557
Neal Bascomb delivers another nail-biting work of nonfiction for young adults in this incredible true story of spies and survival.The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They institute martial rule. And at Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end World War II: Hitler’s very own nuclear bomb.When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis’ deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on May 31, 2016 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 0545732433
ISBN-13: 9780545732437
1 Book Review
  • mikecoolkid
    mikecoolkidabout 1 month22 stars
    “Sabotage” by Neal Bascomb “Sabotage” by Neal Bascomb is a Non-fiction book about a mission to destroy Hitler’s atomic bomb in the Vidda. Five Norwegian soldiers were chosen to complete this mission. A topic in this book is trial and error because the Norwegian soldiers tried several times to blow up the plant but failed a lot. A quote to represent trial and error is “It felt like a crater was opening in each of their hearts”. The author said this because a plane was supposed to drop more soldiers down into the Vidda but failed because the soldiers on the ground failed to set up the signal. I thought the book was boring because it lacked suspense and could have more plot. I rate this book a 5/10 because it did not grab my attention very well. I would not recommend this to people. This is my review on the book Sabotage and if you want to see if the soldiers destroy the bomb you will have to read yourself.