“This story is told from the perspective eye of David, a little boy trapped in the evil clutches of the Holocaust. He is given a chance at freedom, for hope he is willing to risk everything, but what is his he living for in this evil place? He takes this chance at a life outside the walls and...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This story is told from the perspective eye of David, a little boy trapped in the evil clutches of the Holocaust. He is given a chance at freedom, for hope he is willing to risk everything, but what is his he living for in this evil place? He takes this chance at a life outside the walls and finds what life can offer. This book causes you to not take your life for granted and to see life as a true blessing. ”Emma Keith wrote this review 10 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Our current class novel. ”Studio22 wrote this review Saturday, August 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A very touching book, that really explained how living in a concentration camp can change someone. David is a young boy, who escapes from a concentration camp in Germany, with the help of a man there. He then travels on to Italy, and settles there with a local family. But soon he realises how different his experiences have made him. He refuses to participate in any of the children's games that involve capturing, violence, or anything that strikes the children as completely normal. He then sets off on a quest of self-knowledge, trying to find his real mother. I loved this book.”~G3ORG3.T~Awesomeness is an inherited trait. Me? I was born with it.~ wrote this review Sunday, June 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“David, an innocent boy who pretty much grew up in a prison. Finally escapes in this magnificent book. David goes through so much, like having to jump the wall of the prison he was in and almost not making it. He also has to discipline himself to live on bread and water, all so that he can get to the town of Salonica.
David is fairly young but courageous boy who has never seen anything outside the prison of the camp that he pretty much grew up in. One night, as his cell mate tells him how to escape, David's strength and intelligence is put to the test. David has to sleep in day time and run at night, all to get to the town of Salonica. Along the way David learns about a lot of things he had never even seen like, how to use a compass or what a forest looks like. David even has to stow away on a truck that is going to Salonica.
"I am David" is a great book and is written by Anne Holm. She wrote this book for children in 1963. This book has won the Gyldendal Prize for Best Scandinavian Children's Book. Anne Holm has also written books for adults. Those were one of her first books. This book is reccomended for teens because of some of the confusing events that kids may have trouble understanding. This book is also reccomended for adults who really enjoy books about World War II because this book takes place in the time of World War II. All in all "I am David" was a great book about freedom. ”
“David a twelve-year old, knows nothing more than his depressing, thoughtless life in a concentration camp. When given the chance to escape by "the man" David accepts this opportunity and makes his way over the walls. Finally free, David takes on a whole new challenge as he has no idea of how life in the real world happens. He cannot even play or smile.
This is a though provoking book, ideal for Y6 readers looking to extend their reading. The story is sometimes surprising, sometimes bleak and will stay with the reader for a long time. Winner of numerous awards and made into a film in 2003.”
“This book doesn't focus on life within a concentration camp but rather how a boy who's known nothing else reacts to life outside. Unlike other stories in similar set-ups, the author doesn't elaborate on the war. The point here is perhaps how we take such simple privileges for granted.
I liked the style of writing and the logic of David as he faces the world. It was touching and thought-provoking.”
“Wow, what an amazing book. It is exactly how a little boy, of his age that has just escaped a concentration camp. It is definitly a 5 star book except I gave it four because of its ending. I wanted to find out more but then it ended. I would still recomend I Am David to anyone and at the moment I am trying to get my mum to read it! Read I Am David, you won't regreat it!”Sarah Purdon wrote this review Wednesday, February 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a very touching story.”Mrs Elliott wrote this review Thursday, October 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm surprised this won awards. The end seemed very simplistic and then I realized it had mostly been that way throughout the book. Some really good parts and some very disappointing parts.”Diana L wrote this review Sunday, July 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No