This is a beautiful book about two young girls time during the holocaust. A wonderful historical novel.
Like other reviewers, also read this in junior high. It really impacted me, probably because of the first-person true narrative. I loved the Dutch couple and the grandma. So feisty! But it was scary to read; I remember being tense. I don't remember much about the sequel, "The Journey Back." Not as much drama, I guess. I recently read her adult memoir of revisiting Johan and Dientje in the Netherlands with her own children. It didn't flow very well for me, although it was quite moving. It confirms that they had really become almost foster parents for Annie as a child. Not so much Sini, though. Reiss speculates on whether or not Sini and Johan had an affair while they were in hiding, but decides not to ask Sini about it. Yikes!
I read this book in middle school and loved it. It's about a ten year old girl that doesn't understand what's going on. Germany has invaded her town and her freinds have stoped talking to her. She isn't allowed to go to school any more simply because she's Jewish.