Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

I'd read The Giver by Lois Lowry and really enjoyed it immensely! What a phenomenal read!! So, with that said, I really looked forward to reading Number the Stars by Lois Lowry this year.

I just finished reading Number the Stars today. I wasn't too impressed with it. In fact, I am pretty disappointed with Number the Stars after reading it as I found it boring for the most part. The last four chapters were the most interesting and captivating part of Number the Stars for me. I felt that the characters were pretty flat overall (with the exception of Kirsti) and the way in which the story was told could have been made more interesting for readers. 

The topic for Number the Stars and its overall message were good ones to write about in a novel... but the fact that it was boring, didn't make it good a read for me.

Number the Stars is the 1990 Newbery Award Medal Winner. So, evidently this novel hit the mark with those in the literary community and readers.

Below is the product description for Number the Stars, which I found on Amazon:

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. 
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Until my next post, happy reading! 

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