Number The Stars is a book about friendship, loyalty, bravery, and courage.
In the city of Copenhagen, in 1943, Annemarie and her best friend, Ellen face challenges of the war. Nazis are taking control of the town, arresting Jewish people. Ellen happens to be Jewish, so she is unsafe. Annemarie’s family takes her in for the night, making sure not to expose who Ellen really was. The Johansen’s take Ellen to Uncle Henrik’s place, where they would take Ellen to Sweden, where she’d be safe from Nazis. Annemarie also as to help when her Mom got hurt while taking a package to Uncle Henrik. She learns how to be brave in scary situations.