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Alan and Naomi Paperback – October 24, 2007
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I loved this book, it was so touching I even cried. If you want to consider yourself a serious reader, read this book.
Naomi Kirshenbaum escapes from the Nazis in Poland but she is rather dead than alive.
Her father made maps of the Paris sewers and helped the Resistance soldiers. When the Nazis found it out and came for him, he asked Naomi to tear up the maps. And she was tearing and tearing the maps until her nails were broken and her hands were covered with blood. But it didn't help. Her father saved her life by pushing her under the bed. He was beaten to death on the floor while she was watching....And now Naomi doesn't speak, doesn't smile and is afraid of the slightest sound. She spends all her time tearing pieces of paper.
Alan Silverman is asked by his father to help Naomi. At first he is ashamed and afraid to be seen with her. But later....
If you want to know whether Alan can help Naomi and if the book has a happy end you should definitely read it yourself.
I was really surprised how realistic the events are described. The thoughts and actions of Alan are so natural that you believe immediately this story is true. I like this book very much not only because it's a heart-warming and touching story but also because this book makes you think. It makes you think about the Holocaust and World War II, about real friendship and anti-Semitism. You will not just read this book, you will live it.
I was witness to young Alan trying to help Naomi, a terrified young girl who locks herself deep inside after her father is beaten to death in front of her for making maps that led Jews to freedom. I rejoiced with him as he slowly made progress until Naomi seemed to totally braek free of her shell and enter the big world. A little cautious, perhaps, but she was really there. It was totally easy to fall in love with Naomi. Her extremely intelligent, sweet mind was so refreshing. She is lively, and so much fun! "Crazy Cat" became Alan's best friend, caught up with the school year's class in only two weeks, and Alan and she shared everything. Alan learns why when she first came and wasn't quite in her right mind she spent all her time shredding paper. When her father had been killed, she and him had been shredding his secret maps and flushing them down in the toilet so that the Gestapo would have no reason to harm him. They failed to make it, and Naomi blamed herself. Then one day a cruel boy from school called Alan a "dirty Jew" and they got into a fight. What happened as a consequence to Naomi's mind was so sad it almost made me cry. Read it!
This book makes you really see the fear and loss that Hitler and the Nazis brought. It is really a touching story.
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This is a very moving story. My son had to read it for school and he was not sure that he would like it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mayland
I have loved this book since I was a child. It is beautifully written and has stayed in my heart since I read it 30 years ago. The story is haunting. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Barrie Handshoe
very sad book with very good message great but sad book . I would definitely recommend it for a holocaust bookPublished 20 months ago by Nicholas Ladegaard
It was just okay. I had to read it for my Narrating Childhood class. It was short and easy to read.Published 21 months ago by Regina S.
I love to read and I found this fantastic book in our junior high library while searching for a book to read for English class. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by M. A. Voss
My Lord..where to start? Naomi was an admirable character, but Alan was even braver. He was the strength, the hope, and the sholder to cry on for Naomi. Read morePublished on March 24, 2005 by Troop Supporter
"Alan and Naomi" by Myron Levoy is a wonderful touching book which I wish to strongly recommend to all people who like reading a good book. Read more