Reviewed by Elizabeth C. (age 10)
This book was very moving, and out of all the other books about the Holocaust, it helped me understand what Jews went through at that time. Jane Yolen added extremely vivid description and a mixture of thoughts from both time periods described in the book. I also liked how the characters were described; they were all very realistic and none of them were alike in personality. I also enjoyed how the author wrote the book in two time periods, going back and forth between the present and past.
I liked this book alot, and I would definitely recommend it. The book is very vivid, so I would recommend it for grades five and above. I think that in some cases, only girls should read it because it is about a girl, but in other cases it is fine for both girls and boys.