I started reading Yellow Star because of the great reviews the book had on Amazon as well as Good Reads. When you download a Whisper Sync book it tells you how long the book is going to be. This one happened to be under 3 hours which was perfect for me.
The main character Syvia is only a 4 year old child when her family is sent to the Lodz Ghetto. The book goes on to talk about how with the help of her father, Syvia was able to hide in cellars from the Nazis.
The book is really well written by Syvia’s niece, Jennifer Roy. Roy’ is a professional children’s book novelist. In the beginning of the book Roy talks about her struggles to write this non-fiction novel, as she wanted to keep young readers engaged. Roy decided to write Yellow Star in free verse. It was a great decision as the free verse compliments Syvia’s distracted thinking among the turmoil of living in the Ghetto and hiding from the Nazis.
It’s a moving novel and it wont take a long time to read.