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Alan Silverman Haas , already in the dog house with some of his classmates, who think he's a gangly sissy, is desperate to prove himself on the stickball Alan Silverman Haas , already in the dog house with some of his classmates, who think he's a gangly sissy, is desperate to prove himself on the stickball team when his loving parents, Sol and Ruth well played by Michael Gross of TV's "Family Ties" and Amy Aquino , deal their only son a. When Alan, not understanding her tormented background or fully grasping the extent of her present plight, first meets Naomi, he's repulsed by her and resentful of having to spend his afternoons with an unresponsive girl who does nothing but stare. As these sessions continue, however, Alan begins to take a personal interest in his charge and begins working hard to reach her. The breakthrough comes when Alan, a passably good ventriloquist, uses his dummy to communicate with Naomi. She responds through her ragged doll and a friendship blossoms, first between dummy and doll, and eventually between the two youngsters themselves.
The preciousness and fragility of life, healing after war, the destructiveness of bigotry. We watch Naomi--and WWII and the Holocaust--through the eyes of her playmate Alan, a young Jewish boy, pressed by his parents to help pull her out of darkness. Alan, played by Lukas Haas, is a reluctant Samaritan. But as Naomi Vanessa Zaoui emerges from her mental prison--the traumas that keep her huddled on her bed, tearing up strips of paper--Alan changes; he sees, finally, the connections between anti-Semitic taunts on the streets, and the horror that enveloped his broken little friend. But it lacks something, a certain vital spark.
Grades Find this book: Amazon. Alan has little feeling about the war currently taking place in Europe. His father's despair at Hitler's advance seems slightly unreasonable to him. Alan is more concerned with gaining approval from his gentile schoolmates and, to do this, he is trying to build his physical strength. Then Naomi and her mother move into an apartment in Alan's building. Naomi is deeply disturbed her father was beaten to death by the Nazis as she watched and Alan is asked to make contact with her.