Let Me Whisper You My Story by Moya Simons

This is a great new novel by Moya Simons.  Rachel is a young Jewish girl in Leipzig Germany at the time of the Second World War.  After being moved to a ghetto her family are taken away by the Nazis.  Before he leaves Rachel’s father tells her to hide and not to speak.

She is found and taken in by an Aryan family who remember her fathers kindness when he was their doctor.  This is dangerous and there is a lot of tension in the house hold.  Rachel remaining mute throughout doesn’t help.  This is a moving story of a family torn apart by war.  Rachel keeps her family close in her heart by remembering all the Sabbath meals shared with them.  The pace of the book is slow but you keep reading as Rachel’s story is so strong.  You are also hoping that she survives the war and finds her family alive.  This book would appeal to anyone who likes Holocaust stories and would be a good read for children 11+.

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    ashleigh said,

    i love this book i recently read it and i feel in love with it

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    Judy Kessler said,

    I found this book just riveting. I couldn’t put it down I fell in love with the characters and felt as if I were there.

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