Genre: History, World Issues (Past)
The stories in this book come from behind the walls and barbed wire of Europe's ghettos during the Nazi regime. We hear the voices of young boys and girls as they live with the fear that they might be deported to the death camps at any moment. Theirs are stories of courage and determination, of struggle and resistance. They speak for those who, like them, managed to survive the war. And they speak for those who did not.
If you crave stories about world issues in the past, I'm sure that you will like this book. But if you don't, then I'm not sure you will fly through this book like I did.
It was an invigorating read that I truly enjoyed. It was about the confinement of Jewish families in clustered ghettos where they were given poor cots, small abundance of food, and absolutely no medical practitioners. It was hard to read these stories at times, because it hurt to see what their lives were before. Some were rich, some were middle-class, but that didn't matter to them. They truly were honest and good people, and I recommend this book.
Likes: The stories felt very real and I loved the courage that was still there - even after some weren't.
*Note: Appropriate for 11+ (also what it says on the back cover)