Number the Stars by Lois Lowry


Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen, who are best friends, frequently think about life before the war. But now it is 1943. Their lives are now filled with education, food shortage, and the Nazis. The Jews of Denmark are being moved to other places. Ellen and her family do not want to go, so they pretend to be part of Annemarie’s family. Then Annemarie is asked to go and do an extremely dangerous mission. It could cost her her life or being taken away from her family. Will she choose to let her family go, or to risk her own life for Ellen?????


Lois Lowery’s book, Number the Stars, is very moving. Families being taken away from each other, people being killed or captured. But that was life when the Nazis were around. This book is a fictional book with the characters and all but some of the things about the Nazis are real. Some of the facts would be people were taken away from family members. People hid the Jews so that they could stay alive. Life in 1943 was not easy and the book clearly depicts. Many books have epilogues, and this book is live every other. The only different is that this ending you have to read. It is a part of the book and if you are mature enough to understand it, it is extremely moving.

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