I really enjoyed reading The Extra and found it very interesting because very little has been written about how the Gypsies were sent to concentration camps in World War II. The characters were likeable, and you were able to connect with their feelings (if not the situations) and sympathize with them. I first chose this book because it was written by Kathryn Lasky who has written lots of good books, including the best-selling The Guardians of Ga’Hoole series. I also found this new book of hers to be very well written and interesting. There were, however, some rather intense and sad parts; but these are to be expected when talking about the Holocaust. All in all, I thought this was a wonderful book full of bravery and loyalty.