The Diary of Laura’s Twin

  • Kathy Kacer
  • Allen & Unwin
  • 1/2/2009
  • ISBN: 9781741756678

RRP: $16.95 (Inc. GST)


A mysterious diary links modern-day Laura to Sara, a Jewish girl fighting to stay alive in the Warsaw Ghetto. A compelling and moving coming-of-age novel that draws upon history to resonate with the present day. My name is Sara Gittler and I am thirteen and a half years old. I have lived here behind barbed wire and high walls for more than a year. I dream of walking down a busy street and stopping in a cafe for ice-cream and cake. I dream of buying a new dress, or maybe ten of them. Most of all, I dream of being a famous writer and having everyone read my stories and remember my name. My stories speak for my life; they speak for me. Please, remember me. Three weeks before her Bat Mitzvah, Laura is given a mysterious diary, written more than sixty years ago in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Soon she is swept up in Sara’s story – the story of a girl just like herself, whose experience and courage can now help Laura to confront prejudice in her own time. ‘A moving story that exemplifies the power of fiction to reveal the truths of history .’ – Libby Gleeson

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