Thursday, June 11, 2009

Angel Girl

This children's book made me cry.  Hubby even warned me.

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I don't write kid book reviews.  But this one is worthy.  Angel Girl by Laurie Friedman is better than Cinderella.

The setting is World War II and Herman is eleven when his mother says, "You're a man now" to keep him from getting in the women and children's box car. It was the last time he saw his mother.  The scowl on her face was enough to make my voice quiver.  She was loving him the best she knew.
In the concentration camp, he met his angel girl but never knew her name.  They hardly spoke.  She would risk her life to bring him apples.  These apples kept him alive.
Years later they met on a blind date in New York...
..and have been happily married for over 50 years.

You can read more about their story here.

After doing some research, I found out that some of the story is fabricated.  Nonetheless it still made me cry. And think about God who loves us all, more than we know, has orchestrated every detail of our lives.  Even when we don't understand the hard parts.

3 comments:

John and Pam said...

I had read their story before. Isn't that amazing?

The Ortega's said...

Your review brought tears to my eyes... I think I'm gonna have to wait until I read the entire book. What a sad yet beautiful story with a wonderful ending.

MajorScoop said...

Wowzers. Make's me want to cry just hearing about the story!

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