Tuesday, December 30, 2008


by Anna Levine
5 out of 5 stars

Eighteen-year-old Abigail Jacobs is faced with two years in compulsory military service in the Israeli Defense Force. She has to gain weight, leave her childhood friends, and abandon fear to get what she wants. What’s worse is that her family doesn’t believe that she could do it. Her friends are dumb-founded. Why would she do something like this? Can’t she just work in an office?

When things start to play in the right direction: she is in love, her military unit goes a step higher…. She finds herself in the midst of war. Now it is real.
This book was a wonderful read. I like how Author Anna Levine explained the feelings of a girl who is scared to be in love and war. Aggie is such a likeable character that I couldn’t stop reading.

The Israeli Defense Force is an interesting topic and I was fascinated how well this book played out. This book takes place during the 2006 Lebanon War in Israel.

The way the people’s emotions are described makes everything feel real, that their emotions are real. I like that Anna Levine picked a topic worth reading about. I enjoyed every minute while reading this book.

*book copy provided by HarperTeen's "old" FirstLook Program

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