One of the benefits of being sick is that you get to read (at least when you’re not too sick).

I just finished Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman, about a Jewish girl who wants to become “a non-Jew by choice” but finds life a lot more complicated than she thought. And in all the typical areas—girl/boy, girl/girl, kid/parent, brother/sister, Jewish/Christian. When do private behaviours demand a response? Public or private? When is the line crossed from stupid and insensitive to racist? Should you call people on it? When and how?

This is a funny, heart wrenching, thoughtful and totally real YA novel. Highly recommended.

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