Friday, October 05, 2007

Book Report – Confessions of a closet Catholic by Sarah Darer Littman

Lindsey my daughter brought this book home (you can click on the picture to see how to get it from and I asked her to give me a book report on it. Interesting little read. This is her book report:

This book is about a girl (Justine) who gives up being Jewish for lent and is Catholic. One day she got invited to her friend Mac's house for a sleepover and the next day she would go to the mass with Mac and her family. When she got back her mom was there and she was suppose to get there at lunch time. Then mom went up to her and said the Bubbe (her grandmother) had a stroke. Bubbe is the only one Justine can really talk to. All of Bubbe's parents and relatives had died. But Bubbe was mostly sad about Zadley(Bubbe's sister). When she was first at the hospital Bubbe was in serious care so she couldn't see her and neither could her brother. When she was able to see Bubbe she found out that Bubbe wanted to go back to her apartment but Justine was able to convince Bubbe to come to her house. When Bubbe came to her home for a while she didn't really get better. One day when Justine was at school her mom came and got her to tell her Bubbe had died. In Bubbe's will Justine is to get a necklace that was Bubbe. To help Justine with the sadness Shira (Justine's cousin) came to stay with them for a while. After some time Shira introduces Rob to Justine and they start liking each other. Unfortunately Justine does something clumsy and embraces herself and she runs to her room. Rob and Shira come to her room and cheer her up. Then when it is time for Rob and Shira to leave Rob gives Justine a kiss on the cheek. At the end Justine thinks about Bubbe and Zayde and thinking they must be looking down, smiling.

I asked Lindsey to write the book report because the title was interesting and she really was enjoying the book. When she found out that I would put it in my blog she was really excited. My wife Lisa is reading the book and says it is ok.


Rebecca said...

I really enjoyed this book, and hope when I have children they will get as much out of it as I did. Do not be afraid to explore, and always remember who you are and where you come from.

Mark E. Eades said...

Thx Rebecca - my daughter enjoyed it to.

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