History Literature / NumberTheStars

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.
16th Feb '14 2:47:35 PM Tarlonniel
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* [[spoiler:DidNotDieThatWay]]: We are told that Annemarie's older sister Lise was killed when she was hit by a car near the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Denmark. At the end of the book, Annemarie's parents tell her the truth: [[spoiler:Lise was a member of LaResistance]]. She was hit by a car, but [[spoiler:it was a car driven by Nazis who deliberately ran her down as she tried to flee from them]].

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* [[spoiler:DidNotDieThatWay]]: DidNotDieThatWay: We are told that Annemarie's older sister Lise was killed when she was hit by a car near the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Denmark. At the end of the book, Annemarie's parents tell her the truth: [[spoiler:Lise was a member of LaResistance]]. She was hit by a car, but [[spoiler:it was a car driven by Nazis who deliberately ran her down as she tried to flee from them]].
14th Feb '14 8:36:01 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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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,"'').
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