The camp was well researched although it wasn't Auschwitz. I didn't understand why the Auschwitz sign had to be there. Like all camps, each one was different. This one was torture, but compared to other camps, heaven. The camp was mainly based on Auschwitz, but I was having signs of Ravensbruck. The ending also reminded me of The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, they were in a way almost the same and both made me cry.
I admit, a lot of books about the Holocaust make me cry, a lot of movies do, to. It's just so hard not to cry. This one definitely stuck with me.
4 out of 5 stars.
The Devil's Arithmetic, like Number The Stars, both had math in them. One counting deaths, the other all those in the universe.