Easily this was a top read in my opinion! Why? Let me count the ways.
- First it was a short easy read. I felt like I flowed through it. I loved one of the first lines "I am someone I would have never imagined. A secret. A dream. I am this, body and soul. Burn me. Drown me. Tell me lies. I will still be who I am." Hoffman does a great job writing beautifully, yet it is interesting and keeps flowing(meaning I didn't have to skim parts because it was too wordy)
- Second I really like the main character Estrella. She was easy to follow and like. The more you discovered about her family, the more you liked each person.
- Third, did you know anything about the Jews in Spain between the 1400s and 1800s? I didn't! I love coming away from a book with more understanding of the people around me. Excellent Historical Fiction (it didn't read like history, it read like a novel)!
A Great book for a teenager or adult!