Thursday, April 27, 2017
My book, The Book Thief, reminds me of a book I read in 5th grade, titled "The Upstairs Room." Both of my stories include hideaway Jews, and explains their stories, thoughts, and situation. Just like the main character, a 6 year old girl named Annie and her sister have to go into hiding to avoid being locked up in concentration camps, similar to Max from The Book Thief, who had to look for safety in another person's home, both hidden away from the outside world. However, Max was forced to separate his family and live in solitude in the basement of Rosa and Hans Hubermann, contrasting to Annie, who was paired with her sister. In both stories, Jews had trouble holding their businesses open, and both were forced to leave some or all of their loved ones. Max, along with Annie and her sister, were both cared for kindly by the families they stayed with, but they were very weak and miserable since they were so closed off and isolated.