Paris's Number the Stars Book Diary By paris monet jones


When I think about war I think... World War II. The soldiers fighting in World War II probably felt homesick or scared for their lives. 😨


Neighbors are caring people that just happen to live beside you.

If my neighborhood were effected by a war. I would respond by telling them everything would be okay, then quickly whisk them to safety. 😇


I think the book will be about a neighborhood in Denmark, that is effected physically and mentally. A little girl that lives beside her two neighbors, is worried that her dad "James" will be killed in war so her mind is in a state of depression. The war will eventually effect her neighbors and it will be her job to protect them. Speaking that her mother is a Jew, and is being captured. But, this is only my prediction. 😜

Literary Analysis

Mama says, "Be one of many." I think that means try and blend in with the crowd.😶 Have nothing remarkably memorable about you.😑 I think she says this because the German soldiers are trying to take over and want no suspicious activity around.👀 Mama wants them to have no reason to arrest or harm Annemarie.👌

Annemarie felt pressured to make a quick decision. The Jews were being captured and her best friend Ellen was a Jew and so were her parents. Her parents were hiding in a safe location that no one knew about, not even Ellen. Ellen was staying over at the Johansens' house, pretending to be Annemarie's sister "Lise"

In chapter 5 she could've chosen to say "Here's a Rosen, Her name is Ellen, she's a Jew just take her!" to avoid getting herself into a lot of trouble. But she chose to stay strong.

The star of David imprinted in Annemarie's hand represents Ellen. It also represents that Annemarie will always protect her friend Ellen, even through the hardest of times.

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

If Denmark were a bodyguard of the Jews, I would imagine they would hire bodyguards of their own, or they would use themselves as bodyguards to protect the Jews from being captured.


A prediction is when readers make a guess as to what will happen in the future of the story based on everything they know already.

The most important part we just read the part where Peter just informed the Johansens about the Germans capturing the Jews.

Therefore, I predict that they will inform the other Danes about the situation, then they will start training to form an army of soldiers to enforce the fact that they let the Germans come into THEIR territory. The Germans will retaliate and the Danes along with the other residents of Denmark will succeed in the war.

In this chapter Annemarie found her mom lying outside on the ground. She ran to her yelling “Mama, Mama!” Mama then shushed her gently. The sound of her voice, attention dragging. Her mom had tripped over some roots and broke her ankle. Annemarie helped her to the house when she spotted something buried in the grass at the foot of the steps. It was the packet that Peter had given Mr. Rosen. Mr. Rosen was supposed to give it to Uncle Henrik. Annemarie had to run to the harbor to spot the Ingeborg (Uncle Henrik’s Boat) when she ran into some soldiers and their dogs.

I think the dogs are gonna smell the food in the basket, but I’m not sure because the next chapter is called “The Dogs Smell Meat” I don’t recall Annemarie putting any meat in the basket though.


man vs. self

Annemarie had to make a hard decision when it came to her best friend or her family's safety. She had to hold a necklace that represented that Ellen was a jew. She could have dropped it and turned Ellen in, but she held in her hand, and she protected her best friend.

Annemarie learned that it was time for her to be brave, and Ellen learned that Annemarie was always going to be there for her.

The type of conflict was man vs. self because to be man vs. self means to have to battle with yourself about hard decisions.

man vs. man

Annemarie, Kirsti and Ellen were running down the sidewalk in Copenhagen when two German soldiers stopped them. When Kirsti caught up, one of the soldiers was explaining how he had a daughter of his own back home. Then he touched Kirsti's hair, so Kirsti shouted at him "Don't!"

Kirsti learned that some people weren't as polite as others, and Ellen and Annmarie learned to be careful because the soldiers were everywhere. Mama even told them to blend in, and not to give them a reason to remember your face.

This type of conflict is man vs. man because to be a man vs. man conflict means to be battling with another human being.

man vs. nature

Annemarie came outside to find her mother lying motionless on the ground across the street. Annemarie ran over to her mother and asked what had happened. Her mother said that she had tripped over a tree root and broken her ankle.

Annemarie learned that anything could happen at anytime, and her mother learned to watch where she is walking, and to be careful and aware of her surroundings.

This type of conflict is man vs. nature because the branch that tripped Mama was a part of nature. To be a man vs. nature conflict means to be harmed or stopped by a natural object that is not a human.

man vs. society

The Nazis were looking for "The Resistance." When they found them, they raided the place and started firing on the Resistance members. Peter got shot in the arm. When Lise was running, the Nazis ran her over in a military car.

Lise learned that she could die at any moment, and Peter learned that he was doing something to help his country.

This type of conflict is man vs. society because two of the main characters from the book were killed or injured by a whole group of the town called the Nazis. In order to be a man vs. society conflict you have to be a person battling a group of people.


Never give up

Never give up... It means to keep going no matter what. Life is going to knock you down, so get back up and dust yourself off. You can never go to far with something that you want to achieve. If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. Don't let anything stop you from reaching your dreams.

This book is the perfect example of this. Annemarie was a ten year old little girl who hadn't thought that she would ever have to be brave for anything, but she had to choose between saving her best friend Ellen's life or her own. She went through so much just to save her Ellen and her family. She could've given up, but she kept going and she reached her goal of saving her Ellen's family along with her own. Now that's true bravery.


Annemarie was holding the necklace in her hand when the soldiers walked in. The necklace the showed that Ellen was a jew. The soldiers were looking for the jews and Annemarie knew that Ellen was in great danger. She held the necklace in her hand tightly until the soldiers had left.


After their job was done with saving Ellen, she had asked her mom if the war would ever end. After two long years the war finally ended.


Lanky & stocky

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

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

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

Suffix: 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 this sentence sabotage means to destroy or damage on purpose. I also know it's an descriptive word for an action.

Sabotage means to deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.


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

Based on this sentence, obstinate means stubborn or unwilling to do something. I also know that this word is an adjective to describe a human being or an animal.

Obstinate means to be stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so.


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

Based on this sentence wailed means to yell or cry out in pain.

Wailed means to give a cry of pain, grief, or anger.


Three years, Annemarie thought with contempt.

Based on this sentence I think contempt means to disapprove of something.

Contempt means disregard for something that should be taken into account.


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

Based on this sentence, Solemn means to be serious.

Solemn means to be formal and dignified ,or not cheerful or smiling; serious.


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

Based on this sentence rationed means to distribute evenly.

Ration means to allow each person to have only a fixed amount of (a particular commodity)


Ellen stood tiptoe again, "I am the Dark Queen ," she made an imperious gesture with her arm.

Based on this sentence imperious means to be a king who abuses his power.


“Ellen and Annemarie both smiled tentatively.”

Based on this sentence tentatively means to be nervous or anxious.

Tentative means to be done without confidence; hesitant.


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

Based on this sentence, imprinted means to leave a mark or engravement in something.

Imprint means to impress or stamp (a mark or outline) on a surface or body.

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