Like No Other by Una LaMarche
Publication date: July 24, 2014
LIKE NO OTHER is the story of Jaxon and Devorah, two teens who come from very different
cultures yet they happen to live across the street from one another. Devorah is the ultimate
good girl who has never challenged the way of her strict Hasidic upbringing. Jaxon is the cute,
fun-loving, African-American boy that has never been comfortable around girls. So what
happens when they both get stuck in an elevator together and make a risky connection?
This sweet forbidden love story will have you sitting on the edge of your seat from start to
ﬁnish. While reading this book, you will ﬁnd yourself wrapped in Devorah’s story of self-discovery all while learning about the Hasidic culture. I often found myself looking up Shabbos
rules and Yiddish words just so I could better understand Devorah’s world. This story teaches us
to respect tradition but not be afraid to follow your heart. Una LaMarche’s brilliant novel is
modern day Romeo and Juliet perfect for all fans of Eleanor and Park, West Side Story and
Okay For Now.