Number the Stars

Written by Lois Lowry

Reviewed by Jesus B. (age 9)

Have you ever read about World War II? If you have not, you should read this book! The Rosens are Jewish. They run into problems when the Nazi soldiers start taking the Jewish people away. If they are caught, they will go to a concentration camp where they might die. One of the big ideas in the story is friendship because the Annemarie Johansen and her family are helping their friends, the Rosens, to safety. Another big idea of the story is injustice because the Nazi soldiers are treating the Jewish people very badly.

I loved this book because it was funny at times, had a lot of suspense, and was sad, too. I liked Kirsti, Annemarieís little sister, because she is funny. She reminds me of my aunt because she makes my whole family laugh! Itís full of suspense because when the author ends the chapter, you get curious about what will happen next. When I was reading the book, I felt sad because the Nazi soldiers treated people so badly. One of the characters that changed in the story was Annemarie because she learned that she was brave.

I strongly recommend this book because it shows how people in the past lived during World War II. I think 4th graders and higher should read this book because 3rd graders and younger might not understand it. I think that the story might interest people because it is historical fiction. I donít think thereís another book like this book!

Jesus B. is a student in Mrs. Bajczuk's 3rd Grade through 4th Grade Class
2008-2009