My son is getting to the age where he wants me to read him books that are more interesting. I loved Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ but I felt it would be a bit too mature for a kindergartener. That would go for this book as well, as my son is still interested in beautiful spiders that can spell and a flat little boy. I believe we will give it a visit next year maybe. When I was younger, I loved books that talked about the Holocaust or WW2. I wanted to know more about how it was able to occur or how people became so cold-hearted to their neighbors. Number the Stars I sparked that love of these types of stories in me again, and I’m already looking for further similar books.
Lois Lowry writes beautifully – that is no secret. If you have ever read her ‘Giver’ series, I’m sure you understand. I am planning on re-reading them shortly. If you enjoy WW2 books that don’t focus too much on the fighting and more on the real people, you’ll enjoy this book. I loved all the characters, and I adored the note the author included at the end.