24 July 2014

Review: Like No Other

Like No Other by Una LaMarche
Publication date: July 24, 2014
Publisher: Razorbill

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.

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