"I don’t read non-genre fiction or about horribly depressing things very often, and Number the Stars
is both and still I think it’s absolutely amazing! It’s
heart-breakingly beautiful and totally depressing at the same time, you
have to read it. It keeps calling to you. Oomph (Pauses to paw the air frantically at a loss for words.) Everyone should read it."
"I first read Number the Stars
when I was a kid. I liked it because I didn’t feel like it was talking
down to me. It was an interesting, compelling story which I could
understand. Lowry took big, complicated ideas and brought them down into
one family and one work that was easy to digest for a ten year old."