Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry
Reviewed by Hannah B. (age 12)
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Hannah B. is a student in Mrs. Turcotte's 6th Grade Class
I just finished reading the book, Number the Stars by Lois Lowery.
Annemarie and Ellen are best friends. There are some exciting events that happened
such as on the Jewish new year, the Nazis stole the list of Jews names from the
synagogue. Another suspenseful event was when Ellen goes to live with Annemarie
to hide because Ellen is Jewish and she pretends to be Lise, Annemarie?s dead sister.
The Nazis rampaged into the apartment looking for the Rosens. Annemarie?s mother,
Mrs. Johanasin told the Nazis that only their family was there. The Nazis questioned
about Ellen. Then Mr. Johanasin showed the solders pictures of Lise, Annemarie,
and Kirsti when they were babies. That convinced the Nazis and they left. Mrs.
Johanasin, Ellen, Annemarie, and Kirsti went north next to the sea. They went to
Uncle Henrick?s house to be safe. A casket was delivered to the house that had
?Great Aunt Bertie? in it. Annemarie found out that there was no one in the casket,
just blankets and coats! Later on in the story, Annemarie finds out that the blankets
are for the Jews escaping to Sweden to be free. Ellen and her family leave for
Sweden. But it is very dangerous because if the Nazis found them, they would be
I liked the book because it interesting and suspenseful. My favorite part was when
Annemarie was running through the woods to bring Uncle Hennrick his lunch because
she the memories of her childhood. The book made me really think about the real
Will Ellen and her family get caught? Read Number the Stars to
find out! I?m sure you?ll love it!