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Behind the Bedroom Wall

Written by Laura Willilams

Illustrated by A. Nancy Goldstein

Reviewed by Amanda J. (age 10)

Behind the Bedroom Wall

Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams is a great and exciting story that takes place during the Holocaust. The story is about a family living in Germany in 1942. Korinna, a thirteen-year-old girl, who is the family?s only child, believes that Hitler is making Germany a powerful country by getting rid of Jews. But Korinna discovers that her parents are hiding Jews behind her bedroom wall. She has learned from Hitler that whoever helps Jews is a traitor to Germany. Her parents tell her to keep it a secret, but she thinks that she should tell because she feels that she is now a traitor to her country if she doesn?t. Will she tell and prove her loyalty to Hitler, or will she obey her parents? wishes?

I loved this book because I never knew what was going to happen next. I couldn?t put the book down; I had to keep reading. I was a little surprised with the ending, but I still loved it. The book had a lot of sad parts, but some parts were happy. My favorite part was when Korinna discovered the Jews behind her bedroom wall because that?s when I felt like the true story and all the excitement really started. I don?t think this book is like any other book I?ve read about the Holocaust because this book tells it from a different point of view.

I recommend this book to children ages 9-12. Behind the Bedroom Wall from Scholastic is 169 pages of excitement and is perfect for kids interested in history and the Holocaust.