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The Journey Back by Johanna Reiss
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The Journey Back

by Johanna Reiss

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The Upstairs Room was one of my favorites but this was not as powerful. Still well done but perhaps a little harder to connect with.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
This is the sequel to The Upstairs Room. The author's previous work was a Newbery honor book which told her story(via the character of Annie de Leeuw) of hiding in an attic for three years while Hitler's evil forces hunted down Jews like animals. Fortunately, Reiss and her sister were hidden by a farm family, poor in finances, but rich in human kindness.

The Journey Back chronicles the difficulty of post war Holland and the adjustment not only for the country, but for those who are now struggling to pull their lives together. While originally happy to be reunited with her father and sisters, soon the family fabric is torn apart by stress. Longing to be with the family who hid her, yet hoping to embrace her biological family, like many, the impact of war forever scars. ( )
  Whisper1 | Aug 4, 2011 |
Book two by Johanna Reiss. (The Upstairs Room). This book gives a look at post war Europe for Jews. How people went on blaming them for the loss of loved ones during the war. Many people thought that if not for the Jews there would not have been a war. Good knowledge of after the war life, for some.
  Book_Shelter | Apr 9, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064470423, Paperback)

How does it feel to leave the people you've grown to love -- and go back to a family you no longer know?

Holland,1945 -- World War II has finally ended. For thirteen-year-old Annie de Leeuw and her sister Sini, Almost three years of hiding from the Germans in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse have also ended. Saying good-bye to the courageous family who hid them is very difficult. And Annie finds that being home again isn't easy either. Her mother is dead; her father, distant and distracted. Sini is out dancing with the soldiers every night , trying to make up for lost time, and Annie's oldest sister, Rachel, has become a Christian. Soon Annie has another problem -- getting used to a new stepmother she cannot seem to please. Annie learns that though the fighting is over, some of the wounds of the war still remain. Her old home is gone. Now she must build a new life for herself.

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After spending three years hiding from the Nazis, a Jewish family is reunited and begins the job of rebuilding their country and family.

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