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Imagine being a marching band geek and the only Jew in your class. For Sarah Green, a junior in high school, this is her reality. Sarah is a bright girl who has applied to Ivy League schools and is getting ready to go to college. She has a lot to learn about life first. Her parents send her to Israel for the summer to work on a kibbutz and to meet some of her relatives. What she finds in Israel will change her life forever. Sarah falls for two boys in Israel. The first, Loir, she meets right away. After wonderful conversations and a few kisses, he has to go to serve his country. Then Sarah leaves her Aunt's house and goes to the work camp. Right away she meets Nadav and falls in love. At the end of her experience, she finds out some news regarding Loir. Upon her return to Pennsylvania, this American girl realizes that her roots are planted in Israel where she feels most at home. How do her parents take this news? What draws her to go back is a lot more than Nadav. Can her parents accept her decision? This debut novel is written in free verse and is very easy to read. It is a delightful book that teaches many important issues related to diversity, culture, and relationships. A sure pleasure for reluctant readers as well.