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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:15 pm 
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I read this book in one sitting today at the library while waiting for DD. It is exceptionally good - a true (tho novelized) account of one of the very few children who survived the Lodz Ghetto in WWII. It is told in verse form, from the child's point of view (the author is a relative of the survivor who is the main character). I was struck by how the story was told in the very matter-of-fact way that children often explain things.

It's an exceedingly good, if sad, book. I wouldn't recommend it for fragile, younger children (because of the sadness of the topic), but for older kids who like serious reads and are interested in this part of history, it is excellent.

And, for adults, it is a compelling, thought provoking read.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:35 am 
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:( I don't think i could read it. I'm glad there are such books but they are not for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:37 am 
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I love books like these, although I cry through them!

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