Essay on The Title Of The Book By Lindsay Hawdon

1668 Words Oct 21st, 2016 7 Pages
Reading the title of the book reveals one of the main characters, Jakob. The back of the book reveals more information about him. He is a Roma boy living in Austria during World War II. He is trying to run from the Nazi’s persecution of the Roma people within Europe. Colors seem to play an important part in the book as they are in the title and are described in the back of the book. This book is a fictional story written by Lindsay Hawdon. After writing this book, she traveled to seven different countries to find the origins of seven different colors. This trip ties into the colors described in the title and within the book.
The cover consists of colors of red, blue, white, yellow, and orange. These colors are arranged from top to bottom progressing from blue to red. This cover was chosen because colors are a large part of the book. Colors are described in great detail throughout the book because they are an important part of it. These are the colors that Jakob and his father looked for and saw as hope in a world where hope was hard to come by.
This book was originally published in 2015. Jakob’s colors is the original and current title for the book. I read the electronic edition of the book.
The story begins in 1944 and also ends in 1944. However, the story jumps around in time, going all the way back to 1927. Eventually, these different stories converge into one, thus telling the entire story from 1927 to 1944.
Jakob’s tale takes place in Austria, while his parents stories…

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