Number the Stars Book Diary by: Rowan


I think that war is when we were divided by something silly or something serious. How everything went down the drain so fast. How part of the world has a common enemy. In world war ll, people in those country's probably felt terrified, that they were probably going to die. War was fought over some nobody that wanted to become a somebody. Hitler wanted to become the ruler of the world and wanted attention. He just did it the wrong way.


When I hear the word neighbor I don't think of a friend I don't think of kind because everyplace we live we never talk to our neighbors so I don't know what to think when I hear the word neighbor. If there was a war going on in my neighborhood I would probably run and hide because of how loud the noises were and how scary it would be. I'm scared to die I know not everybody is but I am and I couldn't be in that spot or anything I would save the people I could like 2 or 3 but not a lot then run and hide. You should probably save people but I understand if you would be scared.

Number the Stars

I think it will be about world war ll, how the world interacts and how the main character acts when this happened. The theme is based on world war ll. The plot is how people escape Denmark and how the Nazis invaded Denmark. The characters are a girl and a boy who are Jewish and try not to be found out or something like that. That is my prediction.

Literary Analysis

Mama says,"Be one of many." I think she means that she doesn't want her to be recognized of anything she does because she doesn't want her to get in trouble again and then go to jail because they recognized them. I think she wants the best for her kid.

What would it look like for all of Denmark to be a bodyguard to all the Jews? It would look like standing up for what you believe in. Since the Rosens are Jewish Annemarie can protect them by keeping Ellen away from the Nazi soldiers.


Annemarie felt happy that she wasn’t in a fairy tale. She was glad that she didn’t have to be brave, that she was ordinary. Some people would love to pretend there like these amazing, awesome superheroes that always stop crime or save a princess instead of facing reality. Would you really be up for what responsibility that you would have. What about how scared you would be, about how everything is so different than in comics.

Annemarie is feeling heroic and scared that she isn’t going to be able to hide Ellen. That she is going to fail her. That she will lose her best friend if she doesn’t help her. Nobody realizes that, that's how everybody should act with a friend if they're in trouble.

It’s symbolic and it shows how much she is willing to give up everything to save her. That everything is going to be okay. The star of david is a symbol of Ellen's religion. Annemarie is willing to give her life for Ellen her best friend. It shows that they are the closest of friends.

We just read that Annemarie is going on the path to the harbor and trying to deliver a package to uncle Henrik but she is stopped by 4 soldiers with dogs. I predict that the soldiers will search Annemarie and find the package and open it.


Man vs. Self

A scene in the book is when Annemarie is deciding to either help Ellen or to just hide her. Annemarie is Being a good friend by pulling off Ellen's star of David necklace. Once the soldiers found them they had already taken the necklace and Annemarie was holding it in her hand. She was glad that the soldiers had not checked their hands because the star of David necklace was imprinted on her hand. I know that this is man vs self because she is deciding to hurt her best friend for her safety. She is also risking being caught and sent to jail for her best friends safety.

Man vs Nature

A scene was when Annemarie's mother was taking the Rosens to uncle Henryk but when Annemarie woke up it had just started to become day time. Annemarie was worried because her mother was supposed to be home by then. When Annemarie went to look around she found her mother. He mother had said " I was running through the woods when I tripped and fell on an old tree root. " Annemarie took her mother inside and called a doctor for her ankle. I know that this is man vs nature is because her mom fell on something in nature and hurt herself trying to get home.

man vs society

When they are at their uncle Henryk's house and these soldiers come in and are looking around the room and saying " Aren't you supposed to have the casket opened. " Annemarie's mom said that the doctor told them to keep it closed because of her decease that she had before she had died." I know this is man vs society because Annemarie's mom is going against the soldiers wishes and against the germans by helping jews go to Sweden.

Man vs man

A scene in the book is when Annemarie is going to drop off the packet that mr. Rosen had dropped when he fell. Annemarie had to go deliver it to her uncle Henryk. When she is stopped by two soldiers, with dogs that smell meat but it was just a handkerchief. then she asked her uncle why the handkerchief . It was actually something to hide the smell of the people hiding. I know this is man vs man because the soldiers are staring her down and asking her questions while taking her food for her uncle.


This theme means that if you don't know what is ahead then it is easier to be more brave. It shows this theme when Annemarie is going to go give her uncle Henryk the packet. Also when she rips the necklace off of Ellen.

Vocabulary Words

Lanky and stocky

"She was a stocky ten-year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie." (page 1)

Based on this sentence, stocky sounds like the word stiff, and lanky sounds like the word loose. These words are describing characters's looks.

Lanky means tall and skinny. Stocky means bulky or thickset.

Suffix;-y relating to or filled with;Other words:messy, cheesy, lucky


"Three years Annemarie thought with contempt." (page 3)

Based on this sentence the word contempt sounds like ugly or disgusted. These words are describing how someone feels toward something.

Contempt means disgust toward something or someone.


"But Annemarie heard Mama and Papa talk, sometimes at night, about the news they received that way: news of sabotage against the Nazis, bombs hidden and exploded in factories that produced war materials, and industrial railroad lines damaged so that goods couldn't be transported."

Based on the sentence the word sabotage sounds like destroying things.

The word sabotage









Created By
Rowan Craddock


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