I Have Lived A Thousand Years: Growing Up In The Holocaust - Livia Bitton-Jackson I have to stop reading holocaust books....... The one I am reading now is a YA book, but I think it is one of the most gripping I have ever read. With little details the author puts you there in the concentration camp, naked, without clothes, in the showers, having your hair shorn off, being served soup filled with white squirming worms........No other holocaust book has done this to me so grittingly. I AM THERE. These are not just words on a page. You are equally torn when the Nazis take her new Schwinn bicycle, when her diploma is burned, when her new boyfriend cannot speak to her.... Why? Because you are her.

Please note that the author, who is writing about herself, is only 13 years old. Her home village is Samorin, near Bratislava. During a year, starting from April 1944, she is in Auschwitz, Plaszow, Dachau, Augsburg.

Excellent, moving writing.

I have said enough. Without a doubt, it gets 5 stars. For more information, see the comments below.

After this, I need a breather from holocaust literature.