Nov 252015
 

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Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

 Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are “relocated,” Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.

Thoughts
This is another emotional read. What Jews went though during this time is horrific.

This book shows not only the bad things that happened to this family, but also the compasion the Johansen family had for others. Every character was well written and added to the story. The book is short at 136 pags, but it’s packed full and takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget.

  3 Responses to “Number The Stars by Lois Lowry”

  1. I have heard that there is a remarkable story relating to Jews in Denmark during the war. I have heard that thousand escaped unlike what happened in the rest of Europe.

    Thus this sound like really interesting book.

  2. I read this and there are a few scenes that are still so vivid it gives me chills. I definitely need to reread this book. It’s rare that a book stays with me long enough that after 25 years I can still recall a scene of a book like it happened to me.

  3. This looks really good and it looks like it packs an emotional punch for 136 pages! Adding it to my wish list.

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