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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
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Feb 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult-literature, juvenile-fiction
Read from February 21 to 22, 2012

This book was the initial spark that caused my interest in the Holocaust. I remember reading this novel when I was very young, eight or nine, and wondering how people could be so mean. I then went on to read Anne Frank's diary, and a few non-fiction works on the Holocaust. I was stunned. I still am stunned, fifteen years later, by the hatred and cruelty that humans are capable of.

Because of the extreme significance this book had upon me as a child, I wanted to reread it, relive what I had felt so many years ago. Even today, the book is amazing. It's the perfect (and safe) way to interest children in the Holocaust. The story explains about the Jews hiding and the Germans hunting them down, without giving too many of the sadistic details. It evokes a sense of fear and curiosity that surely stayed with me for years, and I am determined to share this book with my own children as they grow up. Beautifully written.
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