Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Borrowed House

by Hilda van Stockum. This book is a good book, but it's for slightly older readers. It takes place during World War II' in Germany, and then Holland. It's about a 14 year-old German girl named Janna and a 17 year-old Jewish boy named Sef. Janna goes to live with her actor-parents in a "borrowed house" that was taken from a Dutch family by the Germans. Although Janna initially sees the Nazis as rather wonderful people, she learns about what they have done to thousands upon thousands of people from Sef, and has a  different opinion by the end of the book.

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