This story is based on true events and that is part of what makes it so powerful. Gittel is a strong girl who grows up and realizes that everything she was always taught may not be right. Sometimes, no matter what she is told, what she feels in her heart is right. It is a story of growing up, a story of friendship, love, propaganda, and death. At times it was difficult to read because of the strong religious overtones, but, if one looks past that, it is a story about overcoming hardships and, therefore, one that we can all relate to.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Leverett, Ma USA