About the book
Title: Stones on a Grave
Author: Kathy Kacer
Genre & Age Group: Historical fiction, mystery, teen
Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage—a medical certificate and a Star of David—lead her to Germany. Despite her fears—she doesn’t speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she’s never been on an airplane—Sara arrives in Germany determined to explore her newly discovered Jewish heritage and solve the mystery of her parentage. What she encounters is a country still dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. With the help of a handsome, English-speaking German boy, she discovers the sad facts of her mother’s brief existence and faces the horrible truth about her father. Ultimately, the knowledge she gains opens up her world and leads her to a deeper understanding of herself.
Source: Public library
How I Found Out About It: The author came to speak at my school!
|This book was AMAZING, I have no words! This is definitely one of my favourite books EVER! The author of this book, Kathy Kacer, actually visited my school to talk about it and I also bought another one of her books, The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser (review to come soon). I knew from the beginning that I would absolutely love this book! When Kacer was talking about it, the plot was so intriguing, especially since it had mystery and had a lot of history from the Holocaust, and I love those books! Sara was also so sweet and cared very much about others’ feelings. I really like when characters are like that, it just makes books so much better. This book took place in 1964, but Sara learns about the Holocaust and her family history when she gets to Germany to start investigating to see who she really was, where she came from, and who her parents were. If I could, I would give this book 27386298 stars, it was that good! Recommended to everyone, especially people who love a good historical mystery! I could not put this book down and I wouldn’t be too surprised if someone said the same!|
Rating: 5/5 Stars!
30 Day Book Challenge:
Today’s prompt is a book that made me sad. I would have to say that See You At Harry’s by Jo Knowles was a pretty sad book. Yes, I cried a little bit, and I don’t often cry because of books! I will not spoil what exactly happened, but there was an accident that wretched the family apart, and even though who it happened to was pretty predictable, just finding out about it was so sad! Review coming soon!