Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It’s now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are “relocated,” Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen’s life.
This book looked interesting because of the author. I have read The Giver by Lois Lowry also. I really liked that book. This one was a very interesting historical children’s fiction. But, honestly, I can’t call it a children’s book because teens and adults could read this book too and enjoy it just as much.
Also, an important part of this book is the Author’s Note. It gives you a little more information about the historical fiction part of the book. It tells you about how Lois based some of her characters off of real people. It was super interesting!
The book was also very easy to read. I read it very quickly–in just a few days.
The cover was nice. I would give it probably 2 stars because it was kind of boring.
I would recommend this book to everyone, young or old. I would give it 3 stars. It isn’t my favorite but it definitely a good one.
Title: Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Author’s Website: http://www.loislowry.com/
Reading Resolution: #8
This review is written in my own opinions and words.