This book is a story of young love in its unlikely beginnings. Despite the age of the characters in the book, the story is timeless. If you have forgotten the dewy eyed beauty of your first kiss, your first touch or even your first love, this story will be a stroll down memory lane. The characters are imperfectly perfect for each other. There is depth and richness in the story which examines the social boundaries and prejudices found in the cafeteria and on the bus at every high school in America. The narrators provide a richness to the experience that has exquisite moments of tenderness paired with the sarcasm and wit of youth. I highly recommend this book!
This story was compelling albeit lengthy look at family life during the 1930s. It captures a story about a secular Jewish family living at the time of WWII. The story is told from the perspective of twin daughters in the family and the unlikely paths that lead them apart and together again. The author provides a detailed description of family life at its best and at worst. The complexity of the characters provide an interesting forefront to the wars, gender politics, and racism occurring at this point in world history. I would definitely recommend this read!
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