Life, After

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October 6, 2011
When eco­nom­ic hard­ship forces her fam­i­ly to leave their home in Buenos Aires, teenage Dani has a hard time adjust­ing to life in New York City, where every­thing is dif­fer­ent except her father’s depres­sion. She befriends an unpop­u­lar class­mate with Asperger’s Syn­drome and through him, his pret­ty, pop­u­lar sis­ter. They too know suf­fer­ing, because they lost their father on 9/11. Back­ground infor­ma­tion about the sit­u­a­tion of Argen­tinean Jews is seam­less­ly woven into a sto­ry about mod­ern-day immi­grants and one strong, spir­it­ed teen. Anoth­er val­ues-rich nov­el by the author is Con­fes­sions of a Clos­et Catholic.

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