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A summer in paradise. That's all Marne wants. That's all she can think of when she asks her parents permission to spend the summer in Hawaii with Aunt Carole and her family.

But Marne quickly realizes her visit isn't going to be just about learning to surf and morning runs along the beach, despite the cute surfer boy she keeps bumping into. For one thing, Aunt Carole isn't even Aunt Carole anymore—she's Aunt Chaya, married to a Chasidic rabbi and deeply rooted in her religious community. Nothing could be more foreign to Marne, and fitting into this new culture—and house full of kids—is a challenge. But as she settles into her newfound family's daily routine, she begins to think about spirituality, identity, and finding a place in the world in a way she never has before.

This rich novel is a window into a different life and gets to the very heart of faith, identity, and family ties.

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Synopsis:

Thinking her summer with her Aunt Carole and her family in Hawaii is going to be filled with sun, fun, and surf, Marne quickly discovers otherwise after her aunt tells her of her life-changing marriage to a Chassidic rabbi and introduces her to her traditions and culture through inspiring, thought-provoking lessons. Reprint.

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Fifteen-year-old Marne is excited to be able to spend her summer vacation in Hawaii, not realizing the change in her lifestyle it would bring staying with her aunt, seven cousins, and uncle who is a Chasidic rabbi.

About the Author

Sonia Levitin is the author of many popular books for young readers, including Journey to America, The Return, and The Singing Mountain. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375891748
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Religious - Jewish
Author:
Levitin, Sonia
Author:
Sonia Levitin
Subject:
Religious - Jewish
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Family - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090414
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Age Level:
12-17

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 304 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375891748 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Thinking her summer with her Aunt Carole and her family in Hawaii is going to be filled with sun, fun, and surf, Marne quickly discovers otherwise after her aunt tells her of her life-changing marriage to a Chassidic rabbi and introduces her to her traditions and culture through inspiring, thought-provoking lessons. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Fifteen-year-old Marne is excited to be able to spend her summer vacation in Hawaii, not realizing the change in her lifestyle it would bring staying with her aunt, seven cousins, and uncle who is a Chasidic rabbi.
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