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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169 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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Best Book Ever!!!!

Review by unicorn110

I loved this book so much that I read the first two books in the series. I recommend this book if you like adventure.

Jun 02, 2022 08:43 PM
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Good Emotional

Review by StripedPanda11

It was really emotional from the beginning to the end and I really like how realistic it was over all it was an amazing book and I recommend it.

May 05, 2022 07:15 AM
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Review by readingisgreat

I read it a while ago, but it was really good and really sad. I didn't want to put it down, and then I didn't want to pick it up, (and I really did at the same time).

Jan 03, 2022 05:45 PM
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amazing book

Review by NBAstar1

it was so good

Oct 04, 2021 06:24 PM
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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