Saturday, 17 January 2009

Destined to Live: A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust by: Ruth Gruener

Destined to Live:
A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust
Ruth Gruener
Scholastic
ISBN 9780439892049

Every year I try to read a book or two about the Holocaust, not because I like to but because I think we need to. This book is great for the age group for which it was written. Written from a child's perspective and with a child's insight, it is different from many of the other first person accounts, in that aspect. Many that I have read are written with an adult voice or a looking back.

In telling Ruth's story in her own words, it moves from event to event. It is not as raw and cutting as some of the other survivors' stories. Yet it captures her terror and life in a very moving way.

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