The first time I read this book I was 13. I was just starting to gain interest in military history as well. I was just awestruck with the way Guy described his experiences in the German army. In a way his writing almost made you feel as though you were right there with him. I have a couple of copies of this book, and am currently reading it, for..oh...I don't know..about the....50th time.. Excellent read, and I give it a 5 star rating! And if you have not read it, you really should.