Milkweed [free read online] BY Jerry Spinelli

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review Milkweed ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free read Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jerry Spinelli Jerry Spinelli ☆ 9 review O wants to be a Nazi some day with tall shiny jackboots and a gleaming Eagle hat of his own Until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned he’s a boy who realizes it’s safest of What a powerful book 45 starsIt s so hard to imagine thousands of people being murdered because of the religion they choose to practice However as we read today s headlines and we see people many of whom are in positions of great power vilifying all Muslims because some are extremist terrorists honestly the extremist Christians running America right now are a whole lot scarier Let s hope justice catches up to them and soonWWII in Poland young and old starving doing what they have to do to survive thousands of Jews being imprisoned massacred This book brought that whole horrible time up close and personal I lost myself completely in this world and as brutal as it was there were glimmers of hope in the kindness of men and women who risked punishment even death to stand up for what was right This is a book that will stay with me forever A powerful read and a beautifully performed audiobook as well Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it George Santayana

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review Milkweed ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free read Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jerry Spinelli Jerry Spinelli ☆ 9 review All to be nobodyNewbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable Nazi occupied Warsaw of World War II and tells a tale of heartbreak hope and survival through the bright eyes of a young orphan From the Hardcover edition There s something special something real about Jerry Spinelli s books His style of writing is one of my absolute favourites You don t just read his books You get inside the pages and stand on the street corner while the pickpockets run the bombs fall and the Jackboots march in their perfect rows It s not just a story It s your story because you re in it The characters the plot the setting the details the dialogue all pitch perfect I had to read the whole book in one sitting You lived and breathed with the characters sharing their laughter triumph tears and the hopelessness of their world You start believing in bread in running in angels You see why they say mothers aren t real and neither are oranges Real mother s don t die And if the war ever ends and life returns to normal you see why if you ve always been a homeless thief there is no normal to return to It s a sad book sad and happy all at once I don t often find books that capture a world But this one did

Jerry Spinelli ☆ 9 review

review Milkweed ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Free read Ê E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jerry Spinelli Jerry Spinelli ☆ 9 review He’s a boy called Jew Gypsy Stopthief Runt Happy Fast Filthy son of Abraham He’s a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw He’s a boy who steals food for himself and the other orphans He’s a boy who believes in bread and mothers and angels He’s a boy wh I initially read this book to determine whether it was appropriate for my 11 year old daughter to read Although it is considered a YA novel any book fiction or non fiction with a theme centered around the holocaust is a novel I want to preview before allowing my child to absorbI was immediately drawn to the short sentence structure and uick action From the beginning the reader is drawn into an eight year old orphan boy s innocent view of a world where he must steal and become virtually invisible to survive It s a uick read I read it in one day It is the boy s innocent and honest view of the world around him during one of the most horrific times in history that kept me turning the pages The boy s innocence and naivete to the chaos and pure hatred surrounding him is touching and rather humorous at times Although Milkweed is a work of fiction it made me wonder how close it came to the inner workings of a child s mind during this time period While the central theme revolves around the time leading up to the holocaust it only takes the reader through the time when Jews were relocated out of their homes to the ghetto It touches briefly on the time of deportation when those housed in ghettos were put on trains for human shipment to concentration camps However it never visits the horrors of an actual concentration campSome of the prevalent messages that stood out for me in Milkweed were those of hope love and inner happiness at a time when Nazi occupation colored the world gray with irrational hatred and unfair brutality I found myself lingering with thoughts of the book long after I read the final page After reading Milkweed I would allow my daughter to read it I think I would rather read it with her though so if she had any thoughts or uestions we could talk about it along the way

  • Paperback
  • 208
  • Milkweed
  • Jerry Spinelli
  • English
  • 04 July 2017
  • 9780440420057