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.