Riordan, James The Sniper, 226 p. Frances Lincoln, 2008. $8.95(paper). The Russian Army has recruited girls to act as snipers during WWII and send them out to capture the Commander-in-Chief of the Germany army during their attempt to capture Stalingrad. Based on a true story. Boys who are interested in the un-niceties of war will probably love this very frank, gritty novel. If any one needs to be reminded that war is not pretty, this is one way to read about it! MS, HS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.