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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Raleigh Baskin Narrator: Stephanie Wolfe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781423381266
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Caroline’s mom is Jewish, her dad isn’t, and Caroline has never really thought of herself as any religion. But when her nana dies and leaves Caroline a Star of David necklace, Caroline begins to wonder about her heritage. If she starts going to synagogue, won’t that upset her dad? Should she have a Bat Mitzvah like her best friend, Rachel? Does Caroline want to be Jewish? The more she thinks about it, the more questions she has. Like Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, this thoughtful and relevant novel traces one girl’s journey toward discovering who she is and where she fits in. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisha Karr | 1/4/2014

    " Loved this book very heart warming and loved the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 AnnaBnana | 12/28/2013

    " Dubbed as the next, "Are you there God?" It's not. The book is super slim and I didn't get through it. I just wasn't into the story at all. I suppose for tweens who can identify with religious exploration or questions about their heritage it might be good, but I just couldn't get hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 12/27/2013

    " I liked this book a lot, but it is rather girly, and I am not sure it will have a huge audience. I think ANything but Typical is a stronger work despite an ick cover! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 12/20/2013

    " Baskin did a lot better with *What Every Girl (except me) Knows.* This book addresses a good topic though--a girl questioning her religious beliefs, with a Christian and Jewish background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 meg | 12/15/2013

    " i read this because one of my voracious readers wanted to know my opinion before she dug in. meanwhile she's reading another one and we're gonna swap opinions next time she's in. this is a total three-and-a-halfer; a thoughtful read with a winning protagonist. as a half-jewish girl herself, i think she'll be into this, so i'm definitely recommending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/18/2013

    " This book reminded me a lot of "Are You There God? It's me Margaret". The story begins as Caroline loses her grandmother and inherits her Star of David necklace. Meanwhile her best friend is planning a Bat Mitzvah party. Caroline deals with the loss of her grandmother and her own nagging questions about the religion her parents never practice. Trying not to hurt the feelings of her Christian father and Jewish mother both of whom have an ambiguous relationship with organized religion Caroline navigates the big questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rishmi | 11/13/2013

    " I read a lot of books about bat mitzvahs, don't I? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myranda | 11/6/2013

    " This book is NOT, I repeat NOT, for boys! If you want to get into a girl's mind boys, then go ahead and read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 9/17/2013

    " It was a great book about the close relationship between two best friends. It also it taught you the meaning of a TRUE bat mitzvah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/24/2013

    " A great story about coming to grips with your religious heritage. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 4/5/2013

    " Judy Blume did this a lot better in Are you there, God? It's Me, Margaret. As a product of an inter-faith marriage, this subject generally resonates with me, but this book was just skated along the surface with no real crisis or self-examination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/3/2013

    " Identity and religion. Well done. Will have an audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raissa | 3/12/2013

    " A pre-teen struggles with her identity--not a new theme, but in this case a Star of David necklace given to her by her deceased grandmother is the central symbol of a Jewish identity she knows little about, but to which she is drawn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/23/2013

    " Makes you dig deep in your heat and find who you are. It made me CRY! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexis | 8/14/2012

    " Good book, went by too fast though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 5/12/2012

    " Interesting story about a girl grieving for her grandmother and starting to discover her Jewish roots. Not a lot about the actual Bat Mitzvah celebration/ceremony though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 7/24/2011

    " this book was not what i expected. i connected to it on a much deeper level in that i think back often on the loss of my grandmother as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindor16 | 5/31/2011

    " Great story about growing up and something not all of us experience. Great voice on the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie Wass | 4/24/2011

    " Fast-paced MG. Quick, enjoyable read. Realistic pre-teen angst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 4/7/2011

    " This book really symbolizes finding yourself and I really think it is a touching and wonderful story. I would recommened it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 3/10/2011

    " More a story of a young girl coming to terms with loss and trying to decide who she is. Moved me to tears on several occasions. Not what I was expecting.

    I really miss my grandmas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/7/2011

    " Identity and religion. Well done. Will have an audience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 12/26/2010

    " this book was not what i expected. i connected to it on a much deeper level in that i think back often on the loss of my grandmother as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua | 6/30/2010

    " I liked this book a lot, but it is rather girly, and I am not sure it will have a huge audience. I think ANything but Typical is a stronger work despite an ick cover! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 3/8/2010

    " Judy Blume did this a lot better in Are you there, God? It's Me, Margaret. As a product of an inter-faith marriage, this subject generally resonates with me, but this book was just skated along the surface with no real crisis or self-examination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 1/29/2010

    " This book really symbolizes finding yourself and I really think it is a touching and wonderful story. I would recommened it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindor16 | 1/20/2010

    " Great story about growing up and something not all of us experience. Great voice on the story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/6/2010

    " It was a great book about the close relationship between two best friends. It also it taught you the meaning of a TRUE bat mitzvah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rishmi | 5/2/2009

    " I read a lot of books about bat mitzvahs, don't I? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 3/25/2009

    " Makes you dig deep in your heat and find who you are. It made me CRY! "

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