An Interesting Book
wow, this book is so interesting! at first i thought that this was going to be some run of the mill book on the holocaust. i actually turned out to be wrong. this book describes what is happening to one family through another persons eyes. the author even took this to a personal level because the family took the daughter of the family in.
I am speeding through number the stars, by Lois Lowry because the book is very fast paced. An example of what I mean is on page 56. "'smell the air.' mama said when they stepped off the train and made their way to the narrow street." I think this is progressive because they had moved from the city to the country in a matter of hours. this is fast especially for this time period.
One of the big ideas or themes in this book is moving. You can see this on page 54-55 where it says: "the door at the end of their car opened and two german soldiers appeared. annemarie tensed. not here, on the train too?they were everywhere." As you can see lowry wants us to think about how hard it was to hide from the germans during this time.
This theme in number the stars reminds me of something important in my life for me. when i was in middle school, my parents told me that we might be moving to another place. well, it never actually happened becausethey didnt want to move out and i protested against it.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book because this book is so fast paced. What's probably going to happen next is that they manage to escape successfully to their uncles house and they help some people escape to another country.