I saw this book in the Student Reading Section at Barnes and Noble.
It’s about a charming little orphan girl in Germany during WW2. Her foster family takes in a Jew and hides him in the basement.
The story is told by Death- The narrator’s voice is death. It’s a very good read and I understand the impact it would have on a student.
It’s the saddest book I’ve ever read. I can’t believe how stupid humanity is.
Personal Note: While reading this book, I kept trying to be upset that there aren’t more stories about slavery on our student reading lists. In fact, I have written in my notes, “In my eyes the suffering of the slave is equal to the plight of the Jew.”
However, this is stupid. These are tragedies of the world- and I am a part of it.
It’s a very sad story.
"A pretty girl. Her whole death was now ahead of her."
"It’s much easier, she realized, to be on the verge of something than to actually be it."
"Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die."