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Kids Fiction 1904
Life matters in Number the Stars... Perfect for young readers!
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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N/A
Loved it!
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“Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry is a realistic fiction Holocaust novel about a young girl Annemarie, who lives in 1943 Denmark under German occupation. When her best friend’s family is in danger, she must learn to be brave to protect them. What an inspiring and more so, challenging perspective for young readers to relate to. Lowry’s descriptive imagery presents a clear picture into how both Annemarie and Ellen feel in each frightening situation they encounter. Her opinion on this topic is obvious and common to all who know of the severity of this tragedy. Because most of the intended readers of this piece are between the ages of 10 and 14, Lowry believes it’s crucial to expose them to negative truth even if it seems too soon. They are at an age where they are becoming set in what they believe is ethically right so it’s important to being to light these themes of doing the right thing, and being brave enough to stand up for what you believe in.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story because it was a reality based on a true story and very well could be again. It proves that people are capable of evil but more than that, they are capable of good, in standing up for what is morally right. The content is just right for engaging any reader to keep reading. It tastefully introduces and discusses a fragile topic that young people will understand fully in time.
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