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One of my favorite books of all time. This author also wrote Number the Stars, another good book for young readers.

Inspired by a period of several weeks in 1943, when the people of Denmark smuggled nearly 7,000 Jews out of the country, this historical novel is a sensitive and appropriate introduction to the Holocaust for young readers. Ages 9 and up.

Reading about the holocaust and understanding the magnitude of what it means that six million Jews were killed. Pair this book with "How Much is a Million?"

Can't believe I had never read this book! Amazing story that takes place in Denmark during the war. Based on true facts.

Finished reading this for the first time not too long ago. What to say... I went through periods of cheering her on, and wanting to punch her in the face. It wasn't bad, but I'm probably not going to read it again without some sort of outside influence prompting me to...

Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

The Giver (film)-- The Novel by Lois Lowry will be made in to a film due out in 2014, with Jeff Bridges to star as the Giver. Can't wait!

Wonderful story of heroism, although the book is fiction the truth behind how the nation of Denmarck rescued their jewish population during the Nazi invasion is inspirational. Highly Recommend for boys and girls!

Number the Stars Author's purpose, compare and contrast What makes people want to do the right thing even if there are risks?