Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
I finished reading the book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. The story is about a young boy who lives in Warsaw, Poland during World War II during the Holocaust. He meets a red head named Uri who takes him to his group of friends. The boy finds out he is a gypsy due to the other boys but he is amongst all Jewish boys. Uri gives him a name, Misha, and a fake background. Misha doesn’t know who he is, his past memories, how old he is, etc. He travels with the group of boys and tries to survive on the streets. Misha ends up in the ghetto with the other boys and spends his time with them or with a family he met. Misha isn’t the brightest so he isn’t so sure what is going on, he lives the way he wants to live smuggling food and speaking back to people.
Something I will remember about the book is Misha’s personality and willingness to do whatever he wants. Even before he was in the ghetto he walked around and did whatever he wanted. Uri called him stupid but Misha didn’t know what he meant.
I would recommend this book to people because it is a good read. It is a page turner and it tells an interesting story about a young boy who tries to live him life during World War II. It is not a long book but the story was able to be told in the number of pages it had.