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By: Deborah Heiligman
Published By: Random House Children's Books
Release Date: Aug. 14, 2012
Preorder the Book: Amazon
Goodreads Summary: Rachel thought she was grown up enough to accept that no one is perfect. Her parents argue, her grandmother has been acting strangely, and her best friend doesn’t want to talk to her. But none of that could have prepared her for what she overheard in her synagogue’s sanctuary.
Now Rachel’s trust in the people she loves is shattered, and her newfound cynicism leads to reckless rebellion. Her friends and family hardly recognize her, and worse, she can hardly recognize herself. But how can the adults in her life lecture her about acting with kevanah, intention, when they are constantly making such horribly wrong decisions themselves? This is a witty, honest account of navigating the daunting line between losing innocence and entering adulthood—all while figuring out who you really want to be.
First of all, I love this cover! I'd want to read it without knowing anything about it. But the summary suggests that this is a really good story, and I'm curious to see what happens in Rachel's life.