My 3 boys and I

January 22, 2008

The Sunflower Diary – Lillian Boraks-Nemetz Book Review

Filed under: TBR challenge — by my3boysandi @ 5:46 am


I got this book excitingly thinking it was a sequel to one I read last year. It wasnt. Although this was the sequel to another book it was very readable by itself.

It is in mostly diary form. It tells the story of a Jewish girl just after the war. It covers the first year of her life at a girls boarding school. As one would expect (having lived though very hard and rough times) she occasionally has flashbacks to has happened to her through the war. The story tells of her struggle to fit in, eventually leading to acceptance and new friendships.

I liked the fact that when she sees others being mistreated she quickly steps in. Giving little regard to her own safety. She stands up and faces the bully and eventually the bully is expelled from school.




  1. sounds good. i’m always looking for new books!

    Comment by she — January 22, 2008 @ 8:32 am |Reply

  2. That really does sound like a good book. I need to start a list of the many reccomendations I have seen throughout my friends blogs.

    Comment by Leticia — January 22, 2008 @ 10:57 am |Reply

  3. Really good book review my friend.

    Comment by Denise — January 22, 2008 @ 12:52 pm |Reply

  4. Ooh, I’m in the mood for just that kind of book…have you ever read “Till We Meet Again” by Michael Korenblit? It’s the true story of the author’s parents, Jewish sweethearts who survived the horrors of WW2. They started out the war hiding with their families in a haystack! It’s a hard-to-put-down read! I read it in a day recently. Rarely do you read those WW2 books that are true, and have happy endings.

    Comment by Mary — January 22, 2008 @ 4:59 pm |Reply

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