Number the Stars
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The easy naturalness of the writing and the description of childhood life are the bridge for modern readers into darker times when the Nazis occupied Denmark. Through her Jewish friend, Annemarie is made aware of the fragile safety of their lives and the secret bravery of those around her. She too plays her part in a marvellously tense scene where she's confronted by the Nazis while carrying a new secret 'weapon'. It's simply told and moving. One of a number of recent novels which have brought these times to life for a new generation.