Thursday, August 04, 2005

Confessions of a Closet Catholic

It's always good getting book suggestions from a friend. A few months ago, I heard about this book Confessions of a Closet Catholic by Sarah Littman. Well, I finished reading it yesterday during my lunch break and it was a great book. Trying to be more like her Catholic friend, Justine, decides to give up being Jewish for Lent! Then when her gradnmother gets sick, she thinks it's her fault because she questioned her faith.

Justine confesses to her stuffed bear, gives herself Communion with matzoh and grape juice, attends Mass with her friend's family and finally tries to pass herself off as Catholic at Confession. This was an interesting story to read because if you're not Jewish, you can learn something more about that faith and if you're not Catholic, you may pick up some of the things Justine learned.

Although Justine is only 11, I think teens would relate to how she questions her faith but at the same time, has a crush on her new best friend's brother!