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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Moonlight Reader's 30 Day Challenge: Day 06

Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

.06: A book that makes me sad.


I read this book to my son a couple of years ago. It is a wonderful book by Lois Lowry, about a little known aspect of WWII and the Holocaust. It tells the story of the invasion and occupation of Denmark by the Nazi's and the subsequent relocation - secretly and by the Danish people - of nearly their entire Jewish population across the ocean to Sweden.


It is a triumph of the human spirit book, both devastatingly sad and epically uplifting. Which is the best kind of sad book ever. I cried while I was trying to read it out loud. It wasn't pretty.