The climax of Lois Lowry's novel Number the Stars features the story's heroine, Annemarie, making the delivery of a package to her uncle.
However, it might be helpful to provide a bit of background to explain the narrative that leads to the climax. The story opens in Copenhagen with the introduction of two girls, a pair of friends named Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen. Nazis are slowly taking over Europe, which is a big problem for Ellen and her family in particular: they are Jewish, and they are afraid that they will be taken away to a concentration camp.
Annemarie's family decides to help Ellen's family. Together,...
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