When the roundups start in the Polish village, Malka's mother knows she must get her daughters across the Hungarian border to safety--a place where Jews can live in peace. A shocking and unforgettable story of a child's heroic fight to stay alive during one of the most intense moments in human history.
This sounds like a very intriguing book- VERY intense. This book is based on a very scary time in life, and I can't imagine how hard it must be to write something like this. All I can say is that I can't wait until Monday.
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I just read the begin of the book and so far it sounds really good. I was a little worried about it because I'm not religious, but there are some things I do believe in. I can't wait to contiue the book on Tuesday.
Wow this book is starting off really well. I LOVE historical fiction. It's so intense, and it's different from most types of books because, you know things exactly like that have happened. It's REALLY GOOD!
By the time that I finished the first paragraph, I had realized that the author of this book is very descriptive. Today's read was good, and I'm anxiously waiting for tomorrow's segment, but I must admitt that I got a little confused with the mention of so many different characters:
Many of these characters were not well explained, so you have to think ahead and predict who they are and why they're important. Other than that, it was good and pretty interesting.
But, am I really the only one who got confusesd??
I really liked the premise of this weeks book and I thought I was going to like it a lot but I'm finding it a little slow for my tastes. It also seems sort of... simple. Maybe it's just because it's told from the perspective of a small child. Speaking of which, since when are books for teenagers about 7 year olds? Not that I really mind, per say, I've never been hard over about main characters being the same age as the intended audience, I'm just curious how they marketed something like that.
I agree that this book is a bit on the simple side. You brought up a good question, Lauren. Now I'm wondering why the main character is only seven years old. I wonder why the story is not told from Minna's perspective, since she's the teenager. I also found it strange that several passages focus on Hannah, the mother. In young adult books, the stories are rarely told from the parent's point of view. I wonder what the author was intending by this--she clearly wrote this book for a teenage audience, yet the main characters are either much younger or much older.