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Gravity (Young Adult Novels)

3 Ratings: 4.7
A book by Leanne Lieberman

Fifteen-year-old Ellie comes from an Orthodox Jewish family that is straining at the edges. Her older sister is planning her escape; her mother’s commitment is frayed by her need for self-expression. Ellie herself discovers a different … see full wiki

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Author: Leanne Lieberman
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
2 reviews about Gravity (Young Adult Novels)
review by . November 06, 2009
I came across Gravity randomly at my local library and was immediately intrigued. Lieberman places Ellie in her Orthodox Jewish Toronto home, with an older sister impatient to rid herself of the trappings of her religion, a mother going through a spiritual crisis, a father trying to keep a hold on his family and a grandmother who is devil-may-care with her brightly polished nails and disdain for the rigors of Orthodoxy. Ellie spends a summer with her grandmother while the rest of the family is in …
review by . January 09, 2009
Lieberman, Leanne. "Gravity", Orca Book Publishers, 2008.    Dealing with Faith and Sexuality: An Orthodox Jewish Lesbian    Amos Lassen    Ellie is an awkward young girl going into the 10th  grade. Her sister, Neshama, is somewhat rebellious and her mother is experiencing not only a personal crisis but has become inspired religiously. Ellie's parents are sending her sister to summer camp and they are going to Israel. Ellie   is …
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