Okay, okay, we admit it: Shmoop is afraid of giant spiders. But we'd take a million giant spiders over the kind of fear the characters face in Number the Stars. What they're up against is pretty terrifying. This is one of the worst periods in history, after all. But it's also important to think about how they handle their fear. And if you check out what we have to say about "Courage," you'll see that they pretty much rock it.
The fear that Ellen feels and the fear that Annemarie feels are totally different.
Number the Stars proves that courage always conquers fear.