Category: Fiction, Historical, YA
Review: 5/5 stars
I loved this book! Asher Lev, a young Hasidic Jew, tells his story of how be became a great artist and how his gift and the choices that he makes effect the people in his life. I am not an artist but there's a part of me that wants to be one. The way the author, Chaim Potok, describes the drive that Asher has to draw and paint and create is just amazing and makes me wish I had that talent. I could hardly put this book down and it wasn't because the plot was driving me to the finish. I was just fascinated by the characters, the culture and religion, and especially Asher and his relationships with his family and others whom he cares about. I've really enjoyed the books that I've read recently about Jews. I will have to find some more. Any suggestions?
Rating: 1.1.1 I don't remember anything very offensive in this book. It seems like there may have been a little light profanity that I didn't really notice very much. There are some fairly mature themes though and I think an immature teen wouldn't really appreciate this book. Highly recommended.