In an attempt to win the affection of a gorgeous senior girl, and to help his older sister launch her career in journalism, fifteen-year-old David Rosen, a socially awkward loner, pretends to be a female advice columnist for his school newspaper.
The characters in this story are followed up to and beyond the moment of a bus bombing in Israel. The inner lives of kibbutzniks, tourists, soldiers, and even the Palestinian teen who carries the bomb, reveal how political situations are composed of many overlapping personal situations.
Netta and her family have relocated temporarily from Israel to Los Angeles, and when her seventeen-year-old brother mysteriously disappears, she becomes convinced that he has been abducted by Palestinian terrorists.
Sixteen-year-old Hilary, a neo-Nazi, lies wounded in a Jewish hospital. When she slips into a coma, she begins to relive the harrowing memories of Chana, a Jewish girl whose family was brutalized in the wartime ghettos and Nazi German camps in occupied Poland.
A relationship that starts in the rivalry of a baseball game grows to
strong friendship between two orthodox boys as one of the boys becomes
involved in the other's conflict with his austere Hasidic rabbi father.
Simone Turner meets Rivka, her biological mother, and learns that Rivka is a Hasidic Jew who became pregnant at sixteen, was shunned by her family, became a photographer, and now suffers from terminal cancer.
Fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is Jewish and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people’s reactions. Sequel: Behind You
Personal papers and accounts from Hannah's mother are combined with
historical backgound in a biography that follows Senesh from her Hungarian
childhood and life in Palestine to her death at the hands of the Nazis.