Number the Stars

Written by Lois Lowry

Reviewed by Chloe G (age 11)

This book is about a little Jewish girl named Ellen who is planning to escape from the Nazi soldiers who are trying to put her family in "relocation." While her family is on the run, Ellen is staying with her friend, Annemarie, and her family. One night while at Annemarie's house, three very angry Nazi soldiers barge into their house and are up to no good! Will Ellen be put in "relocation"? Will Ellen's family be caught? Find out by reading Number the Stars.

This book was 100% full-fledged GREAT!!! I feel very strongly about this topic and think others should too. People may not recognize this, but these events really made a lot of difference in history, and I believe that this book really acknowledges that.

While reading this book it made me think of what I would do if I were ever in a position where I had to run from someone or something to save my life. What would I think and how would I feel? This book really made me wonder.

My favorite part of this book was at the end when all the clues throughout the story came together to make a wonderful book. You understood everything that happened and why.

I truly think that this book deserved a Newberry award. I think this because it is suspenseful, exciting, and scary at the same time. This book really taught me a huge lesson. It taught me how to appreciate things. It also taught me how to never be ungrateful. Knowing this lesson will help me in the future.

I would most definitely recommend this book to kids in grades 5 and up. I would recommend it to people to have a lot of time. I say this, because you will have to pry this book out of your hands to simply put it down. This book was fantastic and I bet you will like it just as much as I do!!

Chloe G is a student in Ms. Green's 5th Grade Class
2005-2006