Amber's Number the Stars Book Diary By amber


When I think of war I think of hearing bombs in the distance. Hiding away from the enemies that are after you. The sight of people fleeing bombed buildings and fires. The stench of smoke in the air. The fear of being shot by the unknown. The touch of ashes by passed soldiers.

The people in the countries were probably petrified. Scared, lonely, scared of death of you or there loved ones. Friends or family turning to the other side. The scarce rations of food. The fear of bombs coming down on your house. War is just a scary thing.


I think that neighbors are friends that haven't been discovered yet. Neighbors can become more then friends, but family. A place to go when your feeling down or scared. A place that will give you warm cookies and pies every week. People who you know that have your back when you need it the most.

I would be scared. I would get everyone I can and help get the enemies out of our town. The mothers and children would find a safe space to hide. And the men and strong women would fight to help our soldiers get the enemies out of our country.


I think that Number the Stars will be about a girl or a boy who is facing challenges about war. Escaping bombs and running away or hiding from enemies. I also think that he/she is scared and might loose someone she loves. He/shes community is in danger and trying to get to safety.

Literary Analysis

Mama says "Be one of many." I think that Mamas saying that if you get in trouble once they'll remember the next time you get in trouble. I think Mama says it because she wants her kids to be safe. So the soldiers wont remember there faces. So they can blend in with the crowd instead of standing out and be curios and get in trouble.

Annemarie felt frightened for a while, but she was glad that she was an ordinary person that wouldn't be called upon for courage. She was relived I would say.

I would probably say that Annemarie was scared out of her mind, and thoughts were racing through her mind. She had to make a quick decision before the guards came in her room. Annemarie was frightened and worried that she might get caught.

I think Annemaries friendship with Ellen states that it doesn't matter if your a different race or religion, it matters that you will always be my friend and that's all. As long as Ellen knows Annemarie has her back, no matter what religion, they will always be more than friends but sisters.

If Denmark was a bodyguard for Jews...

I think that it would be different because we have a lot of classes in school, and the Jews might have one poorly taught class. We have electricity and they might only have candle light. We have a variety of food the Jews might only have potatoes, some tea, also some bread. It probably might just effect the way they live. The people of Denmark would help the Jews by hiding them in shops and stores. They could give them food, shelter, as well as clothes. They would need people to have their back when they need it the most


We just read... That the Germans are slowly taking over Denmark. They are taking all their supplies like butter, oil, coffee, electricity, and more. Annemarie lost her sister, Lise, a few years back. All friends and family miss her a lot.

Therefore, I predict that... That the Germans will take over Denmark and the Jews will have to flee the city. The people will go hungry, and the population will start to decrease. The Jews would have to go in hiding and the people of Denmark will start to fight back. I think that because the food supply is going down, and the Germans are closing the Jews shops so they can't make a living.

We just read…

That the Rosens came back to see Ellen, so then they went to Uncle Henrieks boat so they can escape. Once they left Annmarie went to sleep. When she woke up mama wasn’t home, so Annmarie looked out the window and saw mama lying on the path. Annmarie called for mama and she had only broken her ankle, so they went inside and had Annmarie realized that the orange packet was left behind. Mama told Annmarie to go to the barn and gather cheese and some apples to hide the orange envelope in the basket. She told Anmarie to run as fast as she could to give Uncle Henriek the orange envelope or it would all be for nothing. As Anmarie was running on the path she saw two tall soldiers on the path and they two big, scary dogs.

Therefore, I predict that…

Annmarie is gonna get caught and the soldiers are going to see the orange packet and ask what it is and what’s it for.


Man vs Himself

When Annemarie was spotted by the soldiers. She remembered what her mom told her "be nothing more then a silly little girl giving her Uncle his lunch." But she didn't know what to say! She thought what would Kirsti do? Would Kirsti say this, would Kirsti do that.

I think Annemarie learned that although her sister can be annoying, she is a great at times of need. Annmarie used her sisters attitude to the soldiers so that they wouldn't suspect a thing.

I think this scene is this type of conflict because Annemarie was thinking what would Kirtsi say, would kirsti do this? She was making a decision of what to say to the soldiers, so they wouldn't suspect a thing.

Man vs Society

The Nazis invaded Denmark in an unusual way. They kept taking all of their bread, cheese, coffee, so that they could eat it. They wanted to take all the Jews away! They decided that they were going to relocate all of the Jews. The Jews couldn't do anything about it! The society of the Nazis took over and no decisions could be made.

I think that the Jews learned that the Nazis were to powerful. They took everything and wanted to harm the Jews. They were to strong for a little army like Denmark's. 

I think this shows "Man vs. Society" because the Nazis army was so big, and the Jews army was so strong. No one could do anything about it. It was like a man to the ocean, the man is Denmark, the ocean is the Nazis.

Man vs Nature

Annemarie's mother was running back from bringing the Rosens to Uncle Henrieks boat. As she was running she tripped on a tree root and broke her ankle.

I think she learned that although you have to move very quickly on a time like this, you still have to be careful. 

I think this shows "Man vs. Nature" because the tree won the fight against Annemarie's mother. 

Man vs Man

Annemarie got caught by the soldiers while she was running down her street. they yelled at her and said "HALT!" They kept asking why she was running, and she said that she was practicing for her race. They kept asking random questions, then Annemarie got annoyed.

I think that she learned that you really have to be careful in the places you least expect.

I think it was "Man vs Man" because it was just Annemarie and the guard.



When times get rough you gotta stay strong and have hope

This means that when things are not going the way you want them to, or something happened. Like when the Nazis were going to relocate all of the Jews. Annemarie didn't want that to happen. You have to stay strong and have hope too. Like when Annemarie let Ellen and her family go on the boat, she had hope that they would be safe and cared for, and that the Nazis couldn't get to her.

The book shows the theme very well. Annemarie had a problem, the Nazis wanted to relocate all of the Jews. She stayed strong and had hope, when the Rosesns got taken to the boat to go to Sweden she stayed strong and had hope that they would be safe.

Vocabulary Words

Lanky & stocky

"She was a stocky ten-year-old, unlike lanky Annemarie."

Based on this sentence, lanky and stocky have opposite meanings. I also know they are body types because of the description of the race.

Lanky means tall and skinny. Stocky means big and thick built.

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


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 the factories that produced war materials, and industrial railroad lines damaged so that the goods couldn't be transported.

Based on the sentence I think that sabotage means doing things to harm someone or something on purpose.

Sabotage means to do something harmful on purpose.


Three years, Annemarie thought with contempt. Three years they've been in our country, and they still cant speak our language.

Based on this sentence I think contempt means to be disapproval.

Contempt means disapproval.


"Wait for me!"wailed little Kristi, left behind but the two older girls weren't listening.

Based on the sentence I think that wailed means yelling really loudly or loudly crying based on Kristi who was left behind.

Suffix: -ed, relating to other words like, cried, sobed, bawled.


Stand still, Kirsti, Annmarie ordered silently, praying that somehow the obstinate five-year-old would receive the message

Based on this sentence I think that obstinate means stubborn.

Obstinate means stubborn.


She reached down for Kirsti's hand, but Kirsti, always stubborn, refused it and put her hands on her hips defiantly.

Based on this sentence I think that defiant means to disobey.

Defiant means to disobey, and bold disobedience.


Thinking of Lise, her solemn, lovely sister, always made her sad.

Based on this sentence I think that solemn means to be serious.

Solemn means to be serious.


It was so long since they had dared to use the rationed electricity after dark that the light in the room seemed startling to Annemarie, watching through the slightly opened door.

Based on this sentence I think that ration means to elongate something as long as possible for a long period of time

Ration means a limited amount in order to save in a time of need.


Ellen stood on her tiptoe again, and made an imperious gesture with her arm.

Based on this sentence I think that imperious means a leader who abuses power, like the Dark Queen.

Imperious means, a dominate leader who abuses power.


Ellen and Annmarie both smiled tentatively. For a moment their fear was erased.

Based on this sentence I think that tentative means unsure, or nervous.

Tentative means unsure, or nervous.


She looked down, and saw that she imprinted the Star of David into her palm.

Based on the sentence I think that imprint means to leave a mark in or on something, based on the imprint in Annemarie's hand.

Imprint means to leave a mark in something.

Created By
Amber Dupuis


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