Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!

This week's throwback is:

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

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 isn't the cover I remember but it's all I could find. I was never a fan of any historical fiction when I was young. I think I've always had a difficult time grasping the concept and realities of history, if that makes sense. Therefore, even understanding issues like the Holocaust was difficult, but I always loved this book! It's about two young girls which I think made it easier for me to relate to. I don't remember much else except that I really liked it.


Jackie said...

Great meme, Jenny! Here's what I've added for the week: This Girl's Ever Expanding Library

Lisa said...

I can't believe I've never read this one, particularly given my Danish heritage. It's never too late, I guess!

I do something similar, but I call mine Friday Favorite. Assuming I get to it!

Crystal said...

OMG! This was my favorite book in grade school. I thought that Annemarie was the bravest person.

Alayne said...

Great idea! I just started a throwback this morning - This Side of Paradise by F. Scott. :)

Alayne (

sumanam said...

Good one Jenny..
Here is mine:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Good pick!
Yet again, mine is one from past.
The Best of Everything by Rona jaffe.

Jenny said...

Jackie -- Thanks! I just went and checked yours out!

Lisa -- I think I might have seen it! I've seen a couple memes out there that are similar. (But I didn't see them before I made this one! )

Crystal -- I really remember liking it a lot but I don't remember all the details of it, lol! I remember the character's name...

Alayne -- thanks! I haven't read that one!

Sumanam and Michelle -- thanks! I just checked out both of yours too.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I remember loving this book, but its one I haven't reread it recently. I have a copy, but am hesitant to reread it because I'm afraid it won't be as good as I remember.

Victoria Neely said...

This is a good story, I agree. I actually preferred it over Lois Lowry's "The Giver," which probably has even more fans.

Christy said...

Here's mine!

Jenny said...

Melissa -- I know what you mean... I feel that way about a lot of older books.

Victoria -- I actually don't remember The Giver at all! I know I read it but that's as far as my memory goes, lol.

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