I have another review for you today that’s part of the Children’s Books Readathon that Jay from This Is My Truth Now is hosting. There were 3 books we could read this week as well and those books were:
My plan again was to read all of them but the only one I completed was Number the Stars by Lois Lowry which I will be reviewing today. I placed a hold on Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Williams at my Library but it still hasn’t come in. I still think I will read it when it does though. As for Winnie-the-Pooh I have started listening to it on audiobook I just haven’t finished it yet. Now onto the review.
Title: Number the Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
My Rating: 4 stars
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 is a Children’s Historical Fiction novel that touches on true events of WWII. As you probably know historical books are hit or miss for me but luckily this one was a hit.
I tend to enjoy Historical novels that tell a story about what it was like for people during the time and that’s exactly what I got with this book. The portrayal of the events happening were very subtle and not graphic which I can totally appreciate considering its geared toward children but I would have liked it to be a little more in depth.
While reading I didn’t really think I had any connections with the characters but toward the end some things happened that made me tear up a little.
I think it ended nicely but I was hoping for a reunion at the end that didn’t happen. You’re left to your imagination on how things worked out for certain characters which is ok but like I said I was really hoping for a reunion.
Overall I really enjoyed this and would recommend everyone read it at some point in their lives.