Number The Stars (Book Diary) BY BENSON


I think war that war is really important because my grandpa and my great grandpa both fought in wars. It's really cool to think that they fought for our country and that there one reason that America is a America today.

In world war II, people in those countries probably felt like there neighborhoods probably felt scared and were sad because there house might be getting destroyed or ruined and they were very brave.


I think neighbors are a extra family member to help or to be there when you can't. I think neighbors are good and help a lot.

If there was a war going on in my neighborhood I would try to get together with my neighbors and brainstorm on what we could do after the war was over on how we could help the neighborhood.


I think that there is a neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark. There is a war in that neighborhood and some people are neutral and some people are captured. They will be a map and they will try to save the people that got captured in the war.

Literary Analysis

Mommy says, "Be one of many." I think this means to not go alone while the war is still going on. She does not want for her daughter to get in trouble alone. She wants her to be with her friends.

I think it would take a lot of bravery to try to save people like that and always have the chance to get caught. If they were to get caught the Jews not only the Jews would get in trouble but so would the Johansens for trying to save them.

Annemarie thought to herself that she was glad that she was a normal person and that she would not be called upon for courage. She changed even from when she was a little girl when she said that she would die the king.

Her feeling were the same when she was a little girl and she said that she would die for the king and when she was putting her life in danger when she helped Ellen like she did. But her feelings at the end of chapter 3 and at the beginning of chapter 5 were the complete opposite.

Annemarie and Ellen are GREAT friends. As you could see in chapter 5 Annemarie even put her life in danger for Ellen. Everyone wants a friend like that, that will put their life in danger to save your life.



Man vs. Self

Annemarine had a choice that she could either keep Ellen in her house and have a chance to maybe get her whole family killed. The other thing is she could have not let Ellen in her house. Ellen learned from that Annemarine would risk her life for her. Ellen found out that their friendship was unbreakable, and that Annemarine loved her. I new that it was man vs self because Annemarine had a big choice. Annemarine was also asking her self what should she do.

Man vs. Man

When Annemarine and her sister were running and the guard stopped them and started talking to them. While the guard was poking Annemarine with his gun. I think it was man vs man because Annemarine was pushing the gun back, but he would not stop poking her. Annemarine and her sister learned to stay away from the guards. The guards were from Germany and were clearly not very nice to the people in Denmark.

Man vs Society

I think Annemarine showed man vs society when she had to take the envelope to her uncle Henrik. She had to pass all the guards and the people that could have told or took her to the guards. The main thing is the society of the Germans in Denmark. I knew that it was that because the guards were going to catch her, and the guards are all around. She was facing a society of guards. At the beginning Annemarine acted like she was Red Riding Hood because she was brave. Then she got to the part where she always scared her sister and the guards came out. By the end of her journey she was a little scared by getting caught again.

Man vs. Nature

It was man vs nature when Annemarine's mom had gone on the trial and tripped on a tree root and broke her ankle. Annemarine's mom was so posed to be back a 3:30 and it was already almost 4:30. Annemarine looked out her window and she saw her mom crawling back to he house. Annemarine ran out to help her. I knew that is was man vs nature because Annemarine's mom did not trip her self. It was dark and she tripped ove a tree root that she could not see. I think her mom changed by next time she goes on that trial she will be a lot more careful than she was.


Always be brave and always be a great friend.

Annemarine is always brave. She was the one who ran all the way to the dock and made it through two guards in the dark. It is no easy to to be as brave as she was. She risk her life many time through out the book. One example in the be inning of the book is when the guard was poking her with the gun. The stood there and did not freak out or anything. One example at the end of the book is when she had to take the package to uncle Henrik. Also Annemarine was always a great friend to everyone. She risk her families life for Ellen's family. She hid them in her home and uncle Henrik's house. She risk her life to try to get Ellen's family out of there. One example from the beginning of the book is when she hid Ellen in her house and ripped her neckless off her neck to save her. An example at the end of the book is when she runs to the boat to make sure that Ellen and her family get out. You have to be really close to someone to risk your life twice for them.


Lanky & 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 looks.

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

suffix: -y Relating to or filled with; Other words: messy, cheesy, lucky


New 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.

The word is describing something being ruined or destroyed. People are lighting bombs to sabotage the land and homes.

Sabotage means: Damage something on purpose.


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

I think that the word describes that she said it in a winning babyish way.

Wailed: to give a cry of pain, danger, or anger


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

I think that the word is describing she put her hands on her hips in a very sassy, snotty, and a rude way.

Defiant: bold disobedience, refusing to obey (defiance-noun)


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

I think that this word describes that she was really nervous and was holding on to the Star of David as hard as she could.

Imprint: to leave a mark in something.


Ellen and Annemarie both smiled tentatively.

I thing that they are still scared from what happened during the middle of the night.

Tentative: unsure, nervous


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

I think that this word describes a gesture that is rude and angry.

Imperious: A dominant leader who abuses power.


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 starling to Annemarie , watching through the slightly opened bedroom door.

I think that the word describes that they are trying to save there electricity.

Ration: A limited amount of order save in a time of need.


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

This word is describing that her sister is serious.

Solemn: Serious


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

The word describes that Kirsti is stubborn and annoying.

Obstinate: Stubborn


Three years, Annemarie thought with contempt.

This word is describing disgust.

Contempt: Disapproval and disgust.


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