Zelda’s an eleven-year-old with a pretty unusual name. And it’s not just hers: she inherited it from her grandfather’s best friend. This is their story.
Ages 11+
Pages 182
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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165 Reviews

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I really enjoyed this book!

Review by Margalit

NOW, written by Morris Gleitzman, is a book about a girl named Zelda and her grandfather who was a holocaust survivor, and their amazing relationship. NOW is the third book in a series, but it made sense even if you didn't read the first two books (which I didn't). NOW started out very sweet, but soon became the saddest book I have ever read. NOW would make a great movie because it is full of emotion, action and so many things that would make it fun to not just read, but watch too. Zelda was named after her grandfather's non-Jewish friend who died in the holocaust but just wanted to be with Felix, the grandfather. Also, the current day Zelda's parents moved away to Africa, so that's why she is living with her grandfather. My favorite part of the book was when, at the end, Zelda decided to be brave like the Zelda before her, and changed her life and her family's lives just by saying something that was on her mind; she wanted everyone in her family to stay together. I really enjoyed reading this book (although it was very difficult at times) and I hope you feel the same way!

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So Amazing and Special

Review by campgirlTLC

wow! I just finished this book. I just think it is amazing. I love how it talks about the Holocaust and relates it to now. I also like how it pulls the location to Australia and covers the fires. I was terrified about their fates. I liked how he pulled it all together and connected all the characters. I thought that Zelda [now] really was brave. I like how it talks about feeling good and bad at the same time.

Aug 11, 2021 02:08 PM
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pretty good

Review by purplebobcat

this book was pretty dramatic, and the exposition was long-ish, but I liked it.

Jul 08, 2021 04:48 PM
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Awesome book!

Review by watermelon114

I recomend that you read this book. It has a lot very cool stuff.

Jun 11, 2021 06:42 PM
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Review by Iz2bz

This book is amazing. You can read the other book first but this one does not reveal too much.

Jun 09, 2021 10:14 PM
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Thrilling and exciting choose this book!

Review by Reader789

I found the story easy to follow it had an amazing plot 10/10 highly recommend.

Apr 08, 2021 06:01 PM