Review: MILKWEED by Jerry Spinelli

Under the Boardwalk recently reviewed Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli for the WWII Challenge.  Here’s an excerpt:

It was a gem! A great book for older middle school and up about the Holocaust.

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Bookmarked! also reviewed the book and said:

I would say it’s a hard-hitting story of friendship, hope and survival about an orphan with no clear identity, who grows up in Nazi-occupied Poland. I can’t explain much more than that, because it gets complicated, but it was like a precursor to The Book Thief (Milkweed was published 2001)– a blend of whimsy, poignancy, and stark reality — and I couldn’t put it down once I started it.

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