Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman

* Picture from Amazon*

Format read: Hardback

Genre: Memoir

Rating: 6 out of 10

Plot: This book is about a young woman who grew up in a Hasidic family but yearned to be a part of the gentile world.

Opinion: I’m conflicted about this book.  I thought it was an engrossing read, but the author came off as very bitter and it seemed like she had nothing good to say about the environment she grew up in.  Second, I’ve found out that there’s been some questions raised about the author’s veracity, which knowing that she’s writing about an insular group whose active members are unlikely to read this and as a result unlikely to challenge what she’s saying just rubs me the wrong way.

Next book: China Dolls by Lisa See


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