Review: Torn Thread by Anne Isaacs


Book Information:

Torn Thread by Anne Isaacs
Scholastic Press
Published in 2000
ISBN 0590603639
188 Pages

Series Information:

Not a series.


3 out of 5


During the Nazi invasion of the Polish town of Bedzin, Eva along with her father and sickly sister have been forced to leave their home and move into a tiny room inside the Jewish ghetto. When the Nazi raids their town for people to be placed in work camps and other kinds of camps, Eva’s life takes a turn for the worse. During one of these raids, her sickly sister is imprisoned in one of the work camps, and so, her father arranges for Eva to join her sister, Rachel. Now, without her father and other family beside her, Eva is forced to spin thread on machines to make blankets and uniforms for the Nazi army. Now she has to make choices that may buy some more time for both her and her sister. What dangers will happen to her as she is trying to live in a dangerous time when the Nazi constantly threatens her life? And, most importantly, will her sister and her make it out alive?

It’s another junior book, but I really like history fiction, especially about World War II. The first time I read this book was around middle school, I think. ^^;

It’s a very short book, but it is very interesting with details and events from a real girl’s life. I would have liked a little bit more description about the characters, but since this is a junior book, I won’t complain that much about it. Though, the only things I really find interesting are that the book is based on a true story, and it takes place during the time period I like learning about.

Anyways, it’s too short for my tastes, but it is very well written for elementary or junior high students. Any higher level than that and the book might be a little too short for you to enjoy. Unless, you really like short books, books about this time period, or books with history in them.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:



Not planning to re-read, but leaning towards maybe.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Anne Isaacs
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