Jun 12, 2009

Scraps and eyes

A while back I read a most unsatisfactory book about Warsaw, Poland during the Holocaust. That book was riddled with issues that made reading it not so great. However, the book did share a snippet of a tale about Janusz Korczak. Further looking into this heroic man turned up the fact that he's mentioned in Milkweed so I had to check it out.

This book is a YA novel. It's told from the point of view of a very young orphan boy who sees a lot of atrocities - many of which he doesn't understand at all at first. It's a quick read and there's some humor but of course an avalanche of heartbreak. I will admit to kind of wishing that the story had cut off a bit sooner, but I'm okay with that.

I highly recommend this one. I give it an 8.

And you know I can't help sharing well written lines when I read them:

The children who lived were all scraps and eyes. This was the ghetto where children grew down instead of up.

1 comment:

  1. That's such a beautiful quote, thanks for sharing!