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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
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Feb 14, 10

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Number The Stars is one of my all time favorite books. Although its short, the story does not lag in content nor in dialogue. It is filled with interesting characters, such as Annemarie Johansen, the protagonist. In Number The Stars Annemarie is a young girl who lives in Copahegen during WWII. Her life becomes acustom to the changes that the war brings. But one of the changes that happens in the story, is not one that anyone can get used to. The "relocating" of jews.

Annemarie's best friend is Ellen Rosen, who is a Jew. On th day of the Jewish New Year, many jews are discovered by the lists of their residence from the synagogues that they attend. Ellen and her parents are one of the many who are in these lists. As a way to help them from being discovered by Nazi's, Annemarie's family decide to help them. Ellen's parents are taken to a secure place by Peter, Annemarie's almost Brother-In-Law. A young man of nineteen.

As for Ellen, Annemarie and her little sister and mother take her to the countryside of Denmark, by the sea. It is there that they hide Ellen at Uncle Henrik's cottage. A beautiful story of bravery and courage set during a time of danger, resistence, and fear. Reading this story again reminded me how much i admire all of the survivors and heroes of WWII and the Holocaust. As well of why i enjoy learning and reading about this time period.
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