Teen Tuesday – Gideon reviews Sons of the 613

Teen Tuesday is thrilled to introduce Gideon: longtime Whitney library patron, voracious reader, and our newest teen reviewer!  Here’s his first review.

sonsofthe613Aleichem shalom! Hey, this is Gideon here; I’m kind of new to this whole book review thing, so just kind of follow along and…yeah. So anyways, Sons of the 613 by Michael Rubens is by far one of the funniest books I’ve ever read. And I’ve read some funny stuff. The main character, Isaac, is about to undergo his bar mitzvah, or Jewish coming of age ceremony, when his older and much more testosterone-fueled brother Josh decides to take it into his own hands to make him a man while their parents are out of town. And to Josh, that means things like jumping off a cliff. As you can imagine, things get real interesting really quick.

Now, I won’t spoil any more by telling you guys exactly what happens, but suffice it to say that it has jokes, action, beautiful women and a very unfortunate accident involving whitefish salad. But totally check this book out if you love to laugh. This is Gideon, signing off. I shall leave you with a picture of a merlion (half fish, half lion) statue that shoots lasers from its eyes, because I feel like it.

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 If you’d like to join our blog and contribute your reviews, please stop by Whitney Library’s Young People’s Department and speak with Ms. Judi.  She has a selection of books that you can choose from to review and keep.  (Consider it a reward! An incentive! A bribe!)  Add your voice and give us your opinion.

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