The Upstairs Room (The Upstairs Room #1)
A Life in Hiding
When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two years they hid Annie and her sister, Sini, in the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse...more
I think this book was very fun to read because it was so well in detail. I felt like I was a ...more
I don’t recommend this book I thought it was kind of boring but that’s my opinion. If you are looking for a book that you can just sit down and read, read this one.
I thought it was cool how they dyed their hair at the beginning of the story. I thought it was a good spot where they were hiding but I feel like they could have hidden better like in the walls ...more
Taken from real-life experiences of the author, she tells the story of four years of confinement in a cramped attic room during the Nazi occupation of Holland. Eager to destroy the Jewish population, the Nazi's beat, brutalized and killed anyone willing to hide Jewish people.
Bravely, a ...more
I think that the author’s purpose of the story was to create characters that show people what it was like for them during the Holoc ...more
I think of course the most important literary element in this book was the setting. It played the main and biggest roll in this book, seeing as it was about the hol ...more
Readers meet Annie, the young heroine, and her family. She has several older sisters, a mother and father. The war changes everything for the family. The mother, who was close to death anyway--the Nazis ...more
The book The Upstairs Room has little action and suspense. The author is trying to show what many Jews went through in hiding. This book is good for people who like a slow pace and detailed read.This book had a slow developing plot to the story .What struck me is how boring it would be in hiding during the Holocaust. When reading this book I wondered how many Jews decided they couldn't take the boring, fearful life and wanted to take a risk instead and live for hope. The author ...more
b. The major themes in this book are hope, family, and helping mankin ...more
Ho trovato questo libro in una lista di "banned books". La ragione era, mi sembra di ricordare, "violenza". Allora, se questo è un libro violento, è necessario bandire tutti i libri per ragazzi che trattano anche solo marginalmente il tema della seconda guerra mondiale e dei campi di concentramento. Le violenze sugli ebrei non vengono descritte dettagliatamente e la protagonista non vi assiste neanche, ma le vengono raccontate. Su un giornale clan ...more
Her latest, 'A Hidden Life', is a memoir for adults: in it she writes of her childhood traumas and her late husband's sudden suicide.