Top positive review
June 28, 2015
We read this aloud as a family. There were awkward moments and a few sentences here and there skimmed but it was an amazing journey for all of us. Of course, the value of this record is well-established but let it be said again: this was a precious girl who spoke so eloquently for her inner self and for the struggles of that inner self, but also for the cause of love and justice in the world. Perhaps her greatest feat was the inexorable declaration, in case it needs to be made in our increasingly anti-semetic world, that the destruction of even one Jewish person is an inestimable tragedy. There are far less worthy individuals who tread this poor, broken world. Jealousy will get them nowhere. I say this all as one who himself is not Jewish. After reading this book, Leon Uris' book Exodus, the book Six Days in June, I am even more convinced that God's hand is on this people for good.