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The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
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Nov 22, 08

Recommended to Lindsey by: My children's lit professor
Recommended for: Everyone
Read in March, 2006, read count: 1

Anyone and everyone should read this book! It's a very fast read because it was written for children but it tells a beautiful story and has a great twist in the end. The Devil's Arithmetic is about a young Jewish girl who doesn't quite understand her family's past. She finds Jewish holidays and celebrations to be boring and is unappreciative of the hardships Jews have faced. She is mysteriously transported to the past and ends up in a concentration camp. Here she suffers the hardships first hand and begins to understand and appreciate her family's history. Heads up, it's a tear-jerker!
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