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  I Have Lived A Thousand Years by Livia Bitton-Jackson

Review by: Makenzie C.
Missouri, Grade 10

The book ''I Have Lived A Thousand Years'' is an interesting book to read because Ellike takes you on her journey from concentration camp to concentration camp and as you read you will feel her emotions throughout the hardships of the Holocaust. As you read you will witness the brutal beatings, tiring labor, the fear of death and starvation and being separated from the people that she loved the most. What I found interesting about Ellike's story is that she and her mother managed to stick together and keep one another strong.

I enjoyed reading ''I Have Lived Thousand Years'' because the author's writing made me feel like I was living during the Holocaust and trying o survive with Ellike and her mother. This book greatly affected me because the book tells the story of individuals that have suffered and fought to live instead of talking about the Holocaust as a whole so you have an inside look on what the men, women, and children went through from their point of view. Ellike's view changed my outlook on what actually happened during Hitler's rule. This book had me on edge with every page turn because of Ellike's headstrong attitude and her will to live. Not only was this book exciting to read, I learned information that I would have never known if I didn't join Ellike on her long, hard journey to freedom.

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