Tuesday, November 03, 2009

2009 book 226

Lois Lowry's Number the Stars
I've been on a rereading-favorites-from-childhood kick, and this is one I haven't read in decades but remembered fondly as full of friendship and adventure and heroic Danes rescuing Jews from Nazis. Unfortunately, it suffers from the same problems a lot of middle-grade literature has--it just doesn't have enough meat to the story to sustain adult interest. It just reads totally bare-bones to me, like an outline of an awesome story that still needs to be fleshed out. Oh well, we can't stay ten forever.

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