Isaacs, Anne. Torn thread.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Book Review - Young Adult Review - Brief Article

Scholastic. 188p. c2000. 0-590-60364-7. 4.99. J

To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2000:

Isaacs bases this novel on the experiences of her mother-in-law who was a Jewish girl in Bedzin, Poland when the Nazis took over that country in WW II. Young Eva was with her father and sister, Rachel, when the Nazis forced them into a ghetto. Rachel was sent to a work camp in Czechoslovakia, and the father made a decision to send Eva there as well, thinking the two of them together would give them a better chance of survival, since they could look out for each other. He tells Eva to seize every opportunity to extend their lives, even for one hour, and in that way perhaps they can survive the war. Again and again, in the two years of their experience in the work camp, the sisters use that advice from their father. And miraculously, when the Nazis are defeated and...

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