Reviewed by Pedro O. (age 9)
In Number the Stars, one of the themes is injustice. While the war was on, the Nazis treated the Jewish people badly. The Germans put Jewish people in concentration camps. Concentration camps are where the Jewish people were sent when the Nazis found them. They often killed people that were in the concentration camps. The Nazis didnít let the people of Copenhagen have tea, butter, and medicine. The Nazis also didnít let people leave their homes after 8:00 P.M. I liked Number the Stars because the author wrote with suspense. My favorite part in this book was when Papa was talking to Uncle Henrik on the phone using secret codes because it was like Papa and Uncle Henrik were spies. My favorite character in this book was Kirsti because she was funny. For example, when they were on the train to Gilleleje, the Nazis asked Kirsti where she was going and Kirsti said, ďIím going to visit my Uncle in Gilleleje with my brand new shoesĒ in a carefree way. Kirsti reminded me of my brother because my brother is very funny and so was Kirsti. This is a historical fiction book.
I strongly recommend this book for 4th grade and higher. Adults should read this book, too. Younger kids should not read it because itís about war and some people get killed throughout the book. They might get scared. This book is a very good book for people who like historical fiction. This book is the best book Iíve ever read because of the suspense!