History Literature / NumberTheStars

6th Aug '17 10:53:20 AM Angeldeb82
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: The title is taken from Psalm 147:4, in which the psalmist describes that God "tells the number of the stars [and] calls them each by name". During the time that the Johansen family is sheltering the Rosen family in Uncle Henrik's house [[spoiler:and staging "Great-Aunt Birte's wake"]], Peter reads a passage from the same psalm; but as Annemarie hears it, she thinks that it's impossible to number the stars in the sky.



* BookEnds: In the beginning, Annemarie is racing with Ellen on the street. At the end, she is running to deliver a package that will help the Rosens escape.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: In the beginning, Annemarie is racing with Ellen on the street. At Near the end, she is running to deliver a package that will help the Rosens escape.



* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title references the Star of David badges used by the Nazi regime to identify Jews, but also alludes to a famous passage from the Literature/BookOfGenesis about God's covenant with Abraham and the birth of the Jewish people (''"Look toward the heavens and number the stars, if you are able to, and so shall your descendants be,"'').

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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title references the Star of David badges used by the Nazi regime to identify Jews, but also alludes to a famous passage from the Literature/BookOfGenesis about God's covenant with Abraham and the birth of the Jewish people (''"Look toward the heavens and number the stars, if you are able to, and so shall your descendants be,"'').be"''). Might be a Triple-Meaning Title because it also references Psalm 147:4 (see AsTheGoodBookSays).



* LaResistance: The Danish Resistance.



* LaResistance: The Danish Resistance
9th Jul '17 4:02:39 PM nombretomado
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The novel is about a Danish girl named Annemarie Johansen and her Jewish friend Ellen Rosen. They live in Copenhagen, Denmark during WorldWarII. They are forced to move out into Annemarie's Uncle Henrik's home after Nazi soldiers demand to know the whereabouts of Ellen's Jewish family. Ellen, now disguised as Annemarie's dead sister Lise, joins the Johansen family in Uncle Henrik's home. Annemarie has to face her fears in order to save her friend.

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The novel is about a Danish girl named Annemarie Johansen and her Jewish friend Ellen Rosen. They live in Copenhagen, Denmark during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. They are forced to move out into Annemarie's Uncle Henrik's home after Nazi soldiers demand to know the whereabouts of Ellen's Jewish family. Ellen, now disguised as Annemarie's dead sister Lise, joins the Johansen family in Uncle Henrik's home. Annemarie has to face her fears in order to save her friend.
13th Jul '16 1:07:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* WorldWarII: The setting
13th Jul '16 1:06:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeroesWantRedheads: [[spoiler: Lise's involvement in the Danish Resistance makes her one and she was engaged to Peter.]]



* RedHeadedHero: Peter.
** HeroesWantRedheads: [[spoiler: Lise's involvement in the Danish Resistance makes her one and she was engaged to Peter.]]
24th Jun '16 12:46:26 PM K
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* GuileHero: Annemarie's parents are both quick-thinking and brilliant when dealing with the Nazi soldiers. When they ask why Ellen is brown-haired while Kirsti and Annemarie are blonde, Mr. Johansen just shows him baby pictures of his deceased daughter, Lise-- who luckily was born with brown hair. Annemarie realizes he even had the foresight to angrily rip the picture out of the album, because the picture was captioned with Lise's true birth date. Mrs. Johansen later uses a RabbitSeasonDuckSeason reverse to keep from having to open the casket holding the Jewish refugees' supplies, by talking about how much she longed to give "Great-Aunt Birte" a final kiss goodbye.

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* GuileHero: Annemarie's parents are both quick-thinking and brilliant when dealing with the Nazi soldiers. When they ask why Ellen is brown-haired while Kirsti and Annemarie are blonde, Mr. Johansen just shows him baby pictures of his deceased daughter, Lise-- who luckily was born with brown hair. Annemarie realizes he even had the foresight to angrily rip the picture out of the album, because the picture was captioned with Lise's true birth date. Mrs. Johansen later uses a RabbitSeasonDuckSeason reverse Bugs Bunny-level reversal of opinion to keep from having to open the casket holding the Jewish refugees' supplies, by talking about how much she longed to give "Great-Aunt Birte" a final kiss goodbye.
24th Jun '16 12:44:19 PM K
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* GuileHero: Annemarie's parents are both quick-thinking and brilliant when dealing with the Nazi soldiers. When they ask why Ellen is brown-haired while Kirsti and Annemarie are blonde, Mr. Johansen just shows him baby pictures of his deceased daughter, Lise-- who luckily was born with brown hair. Annemarie realizes he even had the foresight to angrily rip the picture out of the album, because the picture was captioned with Lise's true birth date. Mrs. Johansen later uses a RabbitSeasonDuckSeason reverse to keep from having to open the casket holding the Jewish refugees' supplies, by talking about how much she longed to give "Great-Aunt Birte" a final kiss goodbye.
8th Jan '16 4:27:31 PM stuffedninja
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: Lise died because she was hit by a car. In the end, it is revealed that she was intentionally hit by the Nazis, because she was part of LaResistance]]

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* ImpersonationGambit: The Jewish Ellen goes under the guise of Lise to avoid capture.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: Lise died because she was hit by a car. In the end, it is revealed that she was intentionally hit by the Nazis, because she was part of LaResistance]]LaResistance.]]
21st May '15 10:16:36 AM inabluecastle
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* LaResistance: The Danish Resistance


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* LaResistance: The Danish Resistance
29th Sep '14 9:40:50 PM toongrrl1990
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: The whole Johansen family, with their blond hair and good-nature. It is however [[spoiler: Lise's involvement in the Danish Resistance]] along with Annemarie and her parents move to help the Rosen family escape the Nazis that cement their status of bearing golden hearts.
30th Apr '14 3:41:21 PM foxley
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* CoffinContraband: A coffin loaded with essential supplies for Danish-born Jewish refugees is used in order to avoid being seized by Nazi soldiers. There was a close encounter with one until the soldier was "advised" that the coffin bore the dead victim of typhus.
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