Book Review: The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Non-fiction Age Recommended: 14 and up This was a very thought-provoking read. Some parts of it were a bit gory and others too repetitive. However, the responses of people in the second half of the book were very interesting to read and I loved seeing the different points of view. ———————————————— Simon Wiesenthal is a former concentration camp prisoner of WWII who shares his story in this book. ———————————————– Normally, Simon and his fellow prisoners are┬átaken to a town to slave away as they are monitored by SS (Nazi) soldiers. One day, Simon … Continue reading Book Review: The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

Book Review: Number The Stars by Lois Lowry

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars Age Recommended: 7 and up Number The Stars was a very kid-friendly book that explained how life was during the Holocaust. The book was really inspirational in terms of the main character’s bravery. It helped me understand how hard life was for Jews back then and how they coped with that. Lois Lowry has written a Holocaust book in a completely different way. Most books about the Holocaust are written or translated as diaries, and I have read very few books like this one. Annemarie is a very brave ten-year old and she has … Continue reading Book Review: Number The Stars by Lois Lowry