When I started to read Journey Through the Night to my youngest daughters, they expected to be bored. However, by the third paragraph one of them jumped up. “What! John does judo?” The other one was interested by the next page. As the story moved on, they begged for chapter after chapter. Once, when I could not read aloud any longer, I stayed behind in the lawn chair and, forgetting all my duties, finished the entire book even though I had read it many times before! When I talk to others who have read this book, they invariably tell me how wonderful it was.
So, what is this amazing book? Journey Through the Night follows John and his family through the five years of Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Intense humanity and deep thoughtfulness run through all its exciting events….
You can read my complete review at The Curriculum Choice.