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Monday, December 16, 2019

Read The World - Denmark - Number The Stars

Book: Number The Stars
Author: Lois Lowry
Pages: 160
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: NO
I have visited: YES

this is my 159th read for the year

I just returned from a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark.  What a beautiful place.  I had a chance to visit an area where the Nazis kept food during the war and etched the brick walls out of boredom.  I also saw many of the places mentioned in the book.  I would like to return again some day and explore more.

This is a story told by 10 year old Annemarie during the Nazi occupation of Copenhagen.  Annemarie's best friend is Jewish and her family agrees to hid her and then in the end help her family escape to Sweden.  Told from the persepctive of a child, we learn what worrie dchildren during this terrifying time.

This was a good book.  It is well written.  I di wish it was longer.  I finished it on our two hour plane ride and the end left me wanting more.  It mentioned many places we actually saw in Copenhagen, so it was great to see those in person.

Stars: 4

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