The Way to Becoming Yaelle - Paperback & Kindle Edition
She's only in seventh grade, but Jan Miller already knows that the world is a pretty tough place for a thoughtful misfit.
Determined to give Jan more stability and better Jewish self-esteem, Jan's mother makes her spend the summer with her mother's old college roommate, Tova Rose, who is now the mother of a large Hassidic family in a picturesque ancient city in northern Israel. There, Jan befriends an artistic and passionate Hassidic girl who initiates Jan into a hidden part of Hassidic life. Just when Jan starts to realize how to become what she yearns to be, brutal terrorists seize a teenage Jewish soldier, plunging Jan into the darkest loneliness and confusion she's known yet.
Can Jan find the courage and the answers she needs to truly become Yaelle?
Paperback length: 276 pages
(This book makes a great bat mitzvah present!)