This is a great historical fiction book about a 10 year old girl, Annemarie and her jewish friend, Ellen that live during the time when the natziz took over Germany and other places. As she and her family hides her friend, natziz suspect them and don't quite trust what they're doing. I will now post a part about tis book that is kept me reading. (just so you know, Ellen is wearing the Star of David necklace, which proves that she is a jew).
"Ellen,"she whispered urgently "take your necklace off!"
Ellen's hands flew to her neck. Despertly she began trying to unhook the tiny class. Outside the bedroom door, the harsh voices and heavy footsteps continued.
"I can't get it open!" Ellen said frantically. "I never take it off- I can't even remember how to open it!"
Annemarie heard a voice just outside the door. "What is in here?"
"Shhh," her mother replied "My daughters' bedroom. They are sound asleep."
"Hold still," Annemarie commanded "This will hurt." She grabbed the little gold chain, yanked it with all her strength, and broke it. As the door opened and light flooded into the bedroom, she crumpled it into her hand and closed her fingers tightly.
Terrified,both girls looked up at 3 Nazi officers that entered the room.
This book was amazing. It was about an girl named Annmarie who has a best friend, Ellen, who is an Jew. Ellen has to pretend to be Annmarie's sister, while her parents are getting sent away to a safer place. When I was smaller, I didn't get the book that much, but now, it is AMAZING. I recommend this book to 3rd-6th graders.