Saturday, November 10, 2007

Confessions of a Closet Catholic

Justine Silver’s best friend Mac is giving up chocolate for Lent. Jussy thinks that God doesn’t want her to make that kind of sacrifice. Instead, Jussy gives up being Jewish. Jussy holds “mass” in her closet, and confesses her sins to her teddy bear, Father Ted. She practices Communion with matzo and grape juice.
But then Jussy’s favorite grandmother, Bubbe, has a stroke, and Jussy decides to close her closet for good. But when Bubbe’s life is dangling on a thread, Jussy thinks that it is her fault. Jussy is confused between what she wants to be and what her parents want her to be.
Confessions of a Closet Catholic is a story of understanding who you really are. Sarah Darer Littman explains this with empathy and understanding, yet with touches of humor here and there.

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