****A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life by Dana Reinhardt****
Recommend to read- 10/10
Olive skinned and dark eyed, Simone looks nothing like her fair-haired family. She is, nonetheless, the beloved daughter of her adoptive parents and enjoys a close and supportive relationship with her younger brother. It therefore comes as a terrible intrusion in Simone's comfortable life when, after 16 years, her birth mother asks to meet her. After some resistance, Simone makes contact with Rivka, a 33-year-old self-exiled Hasidic Jew who is dying of ovarian cancer.
I seriosously didn't have any complaints with this one except that it was too short! I remember last year a friend of mine was reading this book and during one class period i started to read it. I haven't read any more since. That's why I was so excited right from the beginning. All of the characters are very well developed. I really liked Simone's sense of humor. The plot was also great and held a lot of substance. Though it was fast paced i'll look back to this book for a long time. Everything that happened was very believable and sometimes even sad. I almost cried at the end but I was also happy. Emotions ran through me the whole time that I read.