By Carol Matas
Reader's Response #4
Devorah has finally got a letter back from the Prime minister’s office it said “Your concerns are being looked at.” But what does that mean?”Pg.89. At that point Devorah gets a zing of hope that Sarah can be safe in Canada with her. Sandy Devorah’s friend came over to see Devorah and told Devorah everything she missed when she was sick; everything was school work she missed. But Sandy didn't seem like herself then it came out “finally she blurted out my brother got a white feather at university last week I was shocked.”Pg.92. In WWII a white feather was given to men, who didn't go to war it meant you were a coward. With all these terrible things happening Sarah has fell ill "I have a bad cough. We don’t eat too well these days and we often feel weak.” Pg.94. When Devorah gets back from her cold she decides to do something for her school she talks to her principal to ask if they could raise different flags for the flag ceremony every morning instead of the Union flag. They organized a ballot so each student could vote to give their opinion. " We won! By a landslide!" Pg.97.
One question that goes through my head every time I read the book is is Sarah going to survive, because every once and a while Devorah gets a letter from Sarah telling her things that are happening in Paris like the Jewish people are ordered to hand in their radios, disconnect their phones, and they are not aloud to leave their houses from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. A prediction I have is that Sarah's bad cough will turn into something worse because the Jewish people are only aloud to shop at certain shops at certain times and don't have access to medicine.
In this section one of the connections I had was when Devorah asked her dad a big question as she calls it that she askes him everyday, I could relate to that because everyday I ask my dad a "big question". My other connection was when devorah went to her last dance class before recital, because I can realate to the teacher working you really hard so the dance is perfect.
"they have taken him she said to Drancy, arrested"
The main character of the book. She is a young Jewish girl living through the war and uses her diary to express her feeling of the war.
Devorah's loving cousin and best freind that lives in Paris, in danger of Nazis taking her away to a camp because she is Jewish.
Devorah's oldest brother who goes to war to support the family in England. Before Adam left Devorah gave him a special bear to take with him on all of his flights to gives him luck, beacuse he was a fighter jet pilot.