Review: Children of the Stars

Children of the Stars


From international bestseller Mario Escobar comes a story of escape, sacrifice, and hope amid the perils of the second World War.

Jacob and Moses Stein live with their aunt in Paris until the great raid against foreign Jews is unleashed in August 1942. Their parents, well-known German playwrights, have been hiding in France, but before their aunt manages to send them south, the gendarmes stop the boys and take them to the Velodromo de Invierno, where more than 4,000 children, 5,000 women, and 3,000 men had to subsist without food or water. Jacob and Moses manage to flee, but the road will not be safe or easy. This novel by internationally bestselling author Mario Escobar follows two brave young Jewish boys as they seek refuge in the French town of Le-Chambon-sur-Lignon and eventually Argentina. 

Rating: 4-stars


Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar was another fascinating historical novel. It took me deep in time back to WWII. Two young Jewish boys, brothers, are fighting to escape the dangers of their time period. The brothers have this connection to each other that is sweet and innocent. War is a trying time and can dismantle any and all relationships. I was intrigued by this book and wondered where these boys would end up in life. Destruction, loss, grief, and fear could be felt across these pages. In conclusion, it was an entertaining story to read.

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