Monday, April 16, 2012

Number The Stars

Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry

Review by Cora, age 11.

This book takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 1943, the third year of the Nazi occupation of Denmark.  A 10 year old girl named Annmarie has a friend named Ellen, who is Jewish. The Nazi's are taking all Jewish people to a relocation far away, so Annmarie and her family try  to hide Ellen's family at their uncle's house just off the border of Switzerland, but find out that hiding from the Nazis is a lot harder then it sounds.  The Nazis are everywhere!  There are many times where Ellen's family is nearly discovered.  That kept me turning the pages!

Annmarie and Ellen weren't exactly real people, but they were based on childhood's friends of the author.

It must have been sometimes boring and sometimes scary to stay hidden all the time for Ellen.  I can't imagine how hard it must have been.

There is also a character named Peter, who helped the Jews escape to Switzerland. He was a real historical person and a hero.

I think Lois Lowry wrote this book to help us not forget about this time in history.  It was not just a boring history book because of all the exciting things that were happening and there was always excitement in every chapter.

I read it in two days because I couldn't put it down!

I recommend it for all ages, unless you're a young child who is easily scared.  

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm a Gramma who's easily scared, but I did love this book, too! Good review, as usual, Cora.