Number The Stars Book Diary By: Amy


I think war is harsh. It feels like your going to lose, lose your team, lose the people you love. The sight of war is hatred. The taste of war is gross. Smoke is what you smell in a war. War brings worried and frights to other people. Either they make it or not.

People who was in the World War II felt scared. Worried. Frighten. We all look out for the people out there who saves us and sets us free. Also we should all thanks the people who sacrificed their lives for us. Now that's thankful!


When I hear the word neighbor, I think about people who lives next to you either they love or hate you they are still people who lives next door.

If my neighbors got infected during a war I would help them. Even if they hate me or if I hate them

From the amazing race, I think Number The Stars is about a war is going on, and the people remaining or that escaped runs away while counting the stars.

Literary Analysis

(pages 8 & 9) "Be one of many. Be sure that they never have a reason to remember your face."


We just read Chapter 3, Where Is Mrs. Hirsch?, it's where a lady who works at a button shop called Ms. Hirsch goes missing, but Annemarie, her family, and Peter figures out that the Germans

Therefore, I predict that she got taken away or hidden somewhere.

I read Chapter 12, 13, and 14. It’s when Mama took the Rosens to Uncle Henrik’s boat and take them to Sweden. Just to protect them from the soldiers. So Annemarie waited for Mama and hope that she would come at 3:30, but Mama came around 4:30 with a broken ankle. Then Annemarie found the bag that was sent by Mr. Rosen to Uncle Henrik on the ground. “Mr. Rosen tripped on the step, remember? It must have fallen from his his pocket. We’ll have to save it and give it back to Peter.” Mama said. But that was meant to be given to Uncle Henrik. So Annemarie grabbed a basket, filled it up with fruits, ran through the forest as fast as she can, and was founded by some soldiers.

I predict that the soldiers will notice whats for Uncle Henrik and figure out where the Rosens will go.


Man Vs. Self

The Man vs. Self Conflict happened when Annemarie thought really quick as she was taking Ellen's necklace off. When they were face to face with the German soldiers, Annemarie didn't say a word about Ellen being a Jew.

I know that this a conflict because Annemarie would have made the biggest mistake of her life if she had told the guards that Ellen was a Jew.

Man Vs. Nature

Man Vs. Nature Conflict happened when Annemarie's mother came back home after she took the Rosens to Uncle Henrik's boat. But, she came home with a broken ankle because she didn't see the tree's root as she was coming back.

This conflict was known in the book because the tree branch that was on the ground popping from the ground and injured Mama's ankle.

Man Vs. Man

The Man Vs. Man is where the guards stopped Annemarie in the forest while she was going to give Uncle Henrik's "lunch". Annemarie needed to go to the boat before he leaves, but she was stuck with the guards until they left.

This conflict was known in the book because the guards was making Annemarie annoyed or angry for making her wait so long. Until the guards took the food out one by one to reach the package that was inside of the basket.

Man Vs. Society

The Man Vs. Society Conflict is where the German guards are fighting against Copenhagen to take away the Jews. While the Copenhagen people are staying neutral.

I know that this is a conflict because Copenhagen has an issue with German for years, but they didn't get that mad to kill the German soldiers that was lurking around in each street.



My topic is Bravery because you don't have to know everything to make you brave. It's best NOT to know everything when you have a hard time. In the book the life lesson is knowing things when your scared is a bad decision. Though you don't need to know everything that is happening. If you have a hard time then don't think about the situation. The meaning of this theme is that knowing everything when your scared doesn't make you brave. It makes you more brave if you not know anything.

An example from the book is where Annemarie broke Ellen's necklace off without even thinking. Annemarie couldn't just break the necklace because it's Ellen's necklace, not hers. She didn't know what to do and the guards was getting closer to her room, so she didn't have other choices.

Another example in the book is in the beginning when Annemarie's sister, Lise, died. Annemarie was brave and she moved on while the war happened around the corner. She was even brave to save her best friend, Ellen, from the German guards. Also at the end when the war stopped, Annemarie is now braver than before because of that war. Annemarie can now face a war again.

Vocabulary Words

Lanky And Stocky

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

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

Lanky means tall and skinny. Stocky means a big and thick build.

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


"'Why are you running?' the harsh voice asked. His Danish was very poor. Three years, Annemarie thought with contempt."

Based on this sentence, Annemarie contempt. So it has got to be a disagreement.

Contempt means to disagreed or disapprove.


"But Annemarie heard Mama and Papa talk, sometimes at night, 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."

In this very long sentence, Annemarie know what they are doing. Though it is the opposite of nice, neat, and clean.

Sabotage means to damage things on purpose.


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

In this sentence Kirsti wanted to join them, but got left behind while she got upset.

The meaning of wailed is to cry of sadness or anger.


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


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


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



Literary Analysis

(pages 8 & 9) "Be one of many. Be sure that they never have a reason to remember your face."

I think the reason why she say that is to protect Annemarie and Ellen by being in the group of people. That way the guards won't find them.

"'Well,' Annemarie said slowly, "now I think all of Denmark must be bodyguard for the Jews, as well.'" (page 25).

What would it look like for Denmark and/or the Johansens to be a bodyguard for the Jews?

If Denmark was bodyguards to the Jews it would look like they are protecting them, giving them food, watching over them, and well they would sacrifice their life for them.

"'Hold still,' Annemarie commanded. 'This will hurt." She grabbed the little gold chain with all her strength broke it. As the door opened and light flooded into the bedroom, she crumpled it not her hand and closed her fingers tightly."

When Annemarie did this, she made a decision! At the end of chapter 3, Annemarie felt proud and scared after the unknown guards came in their apartment.

I think Annemarie felt good about her decision to protect Ellen. Annemarie's feelings changed because in chapter 3 she was calm and happy before the soldiers came in their apartment, but in chapter 5 she was scared and terrified, after the soldiers came in. The imprint that was left on her hand means she did the right choice. It doesn't really matter if your friend is a Jew, Mexican, American, Russian, or even different skin color. It only matters if you have his or her's back. Even if that means dieing.

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Amy Henriquez


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