Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Number the Stars

Written by: Lois Lowry

First line: "I'll race you to the corner, Ellen!"

Why you should read this book: Really timeless, elegant, and unpretentious story that brings to life the experience of the Danes under Nazi rule in World War II. With faith in their king and their way of life, the people of Denmark are prepared to suffer through the German invasion, but when the Nazis make known their intention of rounding up all Jewish citizens, ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen begins to realize the true meaning of friendship and citizenship, and what her people are willing to go through for their country. A rewarding and engaging read for all ages: very smart, very sweet, with alternating moments of dynamic suspect and rewarding resolution.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You'd have to be a Nazi to not like this story.

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