The Upstairs Room Author:Johanna Reiss "I have not tried to write a historical book, although it may have some historical value. What I did try to write was a simple, human book, in which my sister and I suffered and complained, and sometimes found fault with the Gentile family that took us in for a few years in which the members of that family were not heroes but people, with stren... more »gths and weaknesses." -Johanna Reiss« less
My son really enjoyed the book. It was a required summer reading for him, but once he picked it up and got into the book, he couldn't put it down. He has a fascination for Holocaust books, so this was perfect at his reading level.
the book did fall apart upon reading it, so sad to say I will not be able to repost it.