The Trouble with Good Ideas by Amanda Panitch - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250245106
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

Magical realism rooted in Yiddish mythology with an eye to contemporary antisemitism. Twelve-year-old Leah's Zaide (grandfather) is showing signs of Alzheimer's, and her parents are thinking of sending him to an assisted-living facility. Leah can't imagine Zaide being trapped in "hospital jail" instead of living right down the street from her, so she makes a golem - a human figure made of clay, who must do her bidding - to take care of Zaide. What she doesn't account for is that a golem always turns against its creator. Absolutely fantastic. ~ Reviewed by Nadja Tiktinsky

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