Monday, February 4, 2008

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

The angel watching over the cemetery gives the Jewish people a dull light in a time that is consumed by darkness.

During the Holocaust, where over 400,000 Jewish people were confined in a disease filled ghetto, a young boy struggles to beat the odds and get out alive.

Misha the protagonist feels love and gets strength from his surrogate family, who help him find himself during this demoralizing and heartbreaking time in history.

Will Misha have the will, determination and bravery to survive? His life rests in his tiny hands.

Brett G. 8th grade