By: Deborah Feldman
Although I would say that the first third of this book was interesting, in that it gave the reader insight into the ultra-religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Jewry, the pace of the book really sped up at the point where Deborah is coming of age to be married. This is a nonfiction book, and while reading some of it I found myself shaking my head in disbelief! Though there were pages I read during which I found myself chuckling at her openness. In it, she describes how she never felt that she ‘fit in’. Though the decision to leave seemed like a ‘no-brainer’ to her, her way out would not be so easy!