28 Days

Mira has learned to do things she never thought she would do. But she will do nearly anything it takes to keep her mother and sister Hannah fed and safe – if there is such a thing – in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.

As she struggles to survive and provide, she’s comforted by her boyfriend, Daniel, and her sister’s fanciful stories of the 777 Islands – and haunted by kiss ‘Stephan’, the boy who saved her life in the Polish market.

She’s also constantly asking herself a very important question, “What kind of person am I going to be?”

Asking that question means Mira is constantly evaluating her actions – and constantly struggling with guilt over impossible circumstances.

28 Days by David Safier will prompt readers to ask the same question of themselves – a sign of great literature.

Safier describes quite a few traumatic events – how could he not? It was the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. He also leads readers into Hannah’s imagination where her fantasy worlds and characters provide much-needed escape from the realities of the ghetto.

Highly recommended for ages 14 and up.

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