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Inside the closed community of Borough Park, where most Chassidim live, the rules of life are determined by an ancient script written thousands of years before-and abuse has never been a part of it. But when thirteenyear- old Gittel learns of the abuse her best friend has suffered at the hands of her own family member, the adults in her community try to convince Gittel, and themselves, that nothing happened. Forced to remain silent, Gittel begins to question everything she was raised to believe.

A nuanced exploration of a complex world, one of both humor and depth, understanding and horror, this story illuminates the conflict between yesterday's traditions and today's reality

Publisher: New York : Walker, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780802723321
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Chayi
Characteristics: 359 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Brown, Judy - Author


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RassaKay Jul 26, 2014

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Jan 07, 2012

In this realistic fiction book, Gittel- a seventeen year old quite girl, soon to be eighteen, is ready to get married and about to start her life as a wife. But her past hasn’t bothered her until recently when she understands it all and puts the pieces together. Something horrible has happened to her best friend Devory that she will never forget. For years it has been haunting her and now she realizes she cannot stay quite any longer. This book was very interesting to see what life is like in a closed community in Brooklyn. I would recommend this for anyone 14 and older.


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