The Devil's Arithmetic

 
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Waste of my time!
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Reader reviewed by Asiya!!! :)

The Devil's Arithmetic
By: Asia Martin

        First lets get things straight I did not like The Devil's Arithmetic by
Jane Yolen. The book just didn't have any meaning to it. Well, I don't
know maybe it's because I'm only 13 and historical fiction doesn't
really catch my attention well.

        The Devil's Arithmetic is about a Jewish girl,
Hannah, that didn't really understand her religion. She traveled to the
past where Jews were being badly mistreated in the Holocaust. Hannah
got to experience the life that the Jews had in the past and realized
what went on. Through this she learns the true meaning of what it means
to be Jewish.

        I did not enjoy this novel because it was somewhat confusing.
The book continued to "flip-flop" from present to past or past to
present. The Devil's Arithmetic was too dreary, it didn't have enough excitement. I give this book a rating of 2 stars out of 5.



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Very touching
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Reader reviewed by Janet

I can't say i enjoyed this book, because it caused me pain, although i appreciated it just as much. It is incredible how human beings can act towards each other. The holocaust happened so we can learn from it. I think that this book is an excellent way to look into the past, and understand the horrible things that people actually had to endure, although truth be told, the experiences of the characters of this book are pretty mild, compared to the stories I've heard, firsthand, from survivors. Still, it's a start, and i want as many people as possible to really get into these holocaust books. It can make the world a better place.
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I hate the book
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Reader reviewed by Jonathan Cale Nashert

I hated this book. who gives a rats abehind about aunt eva's best friend who happens to be the person that hannah is named after. if i was hannah always having to go to the stupid seders, i wouldnt care about my rlatives past either. i would not recommend this book to anyone.
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tears tears tears
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Reader reviewed by rich

i cried at many points in this story. just cuz ur a guy dont mean u cant cry. im the tuff guy at skool but that is not my rep at home. i cried when innocent people were "processed". i recommend that you have a box of kleenexes out for this book. it is very realistic and heartbreaking.
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it was amazing and opened my eyes to what happened
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Reader reviewed by k.t. Carter

this book brought tears to my eyes, laughter from my mouth and realy realy allowed me to see what had happened. after reading that book i researched holocust and found there is one going on right now! currently i am doing all i can to help. this book is amazing and you need to read it at this age too.(that age would 11-13)
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awesome book!
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Reader reviewed by Jamie

Hannah resents stories of her Jewish heritage and of the past until opening the door during a Passover Seder she finds herself in Poland during World War II where she experiences the horrors of a concentration camp and learns why she and we need to remember the past.

Great book it made me realize how great of a life I have and also the great life that you have!
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A real reality check
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Reader reviewed by Alli

I read this book in the 4th grade, but it always get me when I go back and read it again. It really lets you know about all the terrible things that happend during World War II. It really is a very sad and touching book for anyone to read. I always go back and read this book!
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So Real
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Reader reviewed by Diana

The Devils Arithmetic is a story about a young girls journey through the Holicoust. This book is very realistic and true. Its also very appropriate for any age.
If your interested in the Holicoust you should defently put this on your list of books to read.
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