The Thought of High Windows

By Kositsky, Lynne

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ISBN
978-1-55337-621-7
Publisher
Kids Can


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2004

Gr 8-Up Esther describes her life as one of a group of Jewish children taken from Germany to France by the Red Cross during World War II. The novel begins when she is 15 and living in a French castle; her childhood in Berlin is described through flashbacks. After France's surrender to Germany, the situation becomes more dangerous for the refugees. Afraid that the Nazis will arrest her, Esther leaves the castle and eventually becomes involved with the Jewish Underground. Based on true events, this is an immediate, painfully honest story...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2004

This is Holocaust fiction at its least romanticized. Esther, a sixteen-year-old Jewish girl, is on the run from the Nazis; as one of sixty refugee kids, she has found precarious asylum in a French castle. Still, her concerns are mostly everyday ones. Esther, "lumpy and fat," suffers the taunts of the popular kids and agonizes as Walter, an eccentric fellow refugee whom she adores, develops crushes on other, more beautiful, girls (at one point, a pair of twins last seen boarding a train for Auschwitz). Kositsky emphasizes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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