The Weight of the Sky

 
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The Weight of the Sky
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March 02, 2006
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9780670060283
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Sarah, like every college-bound junior, deals with constant pressure from teachers, friends, and parents. Besides that, she s a marching band geek and the only Jew in her class. So when she gets a chance to spend the summer on a kibbutz in Israel, Sarah jumps at the opportunity to escape her world. But living in Israel brings new complications, and when the idyllic world Sarah creates suddenly shatters, she finds herself longing for the home she thought she d outgrown.
This lyrical novel beautifully captures the experience of leaving behind a life that s too small, and the freedom of searching for a place with a perfect fit.

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This was my first book read by Lisa Sandell, and one of the first young adult free-verse books I read, too. I've never really been a fan of free verse, but I have to admit that this book was pretty good. At first I wasn't sure if I would like it, but after getting into it, I decided to give it another chance. It was interesting learning about life in Israel, since I knew nothing about it. The overall story was very powerful, and I was deeply engrossed in it. I think any age could enjoy the book. I hope to read more by this author.

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