Die Romanleserin

Die Romanleserin B cher sind Rachels Leidenschaft doch in ihrer orthdoxen Rabbinerfamilie darf nur j disch gesprochen werden und jeglicher Kontakt zur goi Welt von New York ist verp nt Doch der rebellischen Rachel f

  • Title: Die Romanleserin
  • Author: Pearl Abraham Rosemarie Bosshard
  • ISBN: 9783442722389
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • B cher sind Rachels Leidenschaft, doch in ihrer orthdoxen Rabbinerfamilie darf nur j disch gesprochen werden, und jeglicher Kontakt zur goi Welt von New York ist verp nt Doch der rebellischen Rachel f llt es schwer, sich unterzudnen Mutig beginnt sie, die Fesseln ihres strengen Elternhauses abzuwerfen und ihre Tr ume von einem erf llten Leben in die Tat umzusetzen KlapB cher sind Rachels Leidenschaft, doch in ihrer orthdoxen Rabbinerfamilie darf nur j disch gesprochen werden, und jeglicher Kontakt zur goi Welt von New York ist verp nt Doch der rebellischen Rachel f llt es schwer, sich unterzudnen Mutig beginnt sie, die Fesseln ihres strengen Elternhauses abzuwerfen und ihre Tr ume von einem erf llten Leben in die Tat umzusetzen Klappentext

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    1. Maybe there is something wrong with me. Maybe I need to stop telling my students how to write well. Because for the life of me I do not understand how people thought this book was "so well written." It was???Was it the contrived and not at all believable dialog? Was it the very unlikable characters, from over the top melodramatic threatening suicide in front of the kids with a kitchen knife matriarch to incredibly juvenile protagonist? Was it the jumping from thought to thought without any actua [...]

    2. Deutscher Titel: Die RomanleserinSprecherin: Suzanne TorenDauer: 9 h 12 min, ungekürztRachel Benjamin wäre gerne ein ganz normaler Teenager. Doch als älteste Tochter eines chassidischen New Yorker Rabbis bleibt ihr vieles verwehrt. Unter anderem muss sie englischsprachige Literatur heimlich lesen, welch ein Skandal wäre es, wenn die Tochter eines Rabbis englische Bücher lesen würde!Der Buchtitel ist ein wenig irreführend, Bücher und die Welt in Büchern, die Rachel verwehrt bleiben, spie [...]

    3. If you want the woman's view of life in an Ultra-Orthodox community, kind of like the view from the sisters of the rebbe, you should read this book. It's familiar in so many ways to the stifling Confucian limits on Chinese women, and its description of a girl trying to get away from her loving family, who want the best but within their limited view of life is universal.

    4. I was drawn to this book after my daughter asked for recommendations from a list of books that the 9th grade English teachers put together for summer reading. As an avid reader this kind of list is pure gold. I had read several books on the list, but after reading a quick synopsis of, "The Romance Reader," I knew it was the first one that I wanted to check out. I read, "My Name is Asher Lev," by Chaim Potok a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I thought this might be the female equivalent of a [...]

    5. Rachel is the teenaged daughter of a rabbi in a cloistered Hasidic community. She's quite the rebel: she gets a library card, reads romance novels, wears sheer stockings, goes out without a kerchief, and wants to wear a swimsuit while working as a lifeguard (as opposed to an ankle-length dress). This book would have been much less frustrating had the rest of the family been more sympathetic. Everyone was so spiteful and self-centered, ready to sell out their kin in an instant to make themselves [...]

    6. I'm a bit disappointed by this novel. The title seemed to promise more, and I was hoping for more of a connection between the protagonist, Rachel, and her romance novels. No such luck. Aside from the romance novel, the teenage Rachel seemed quite whiny, argumentative, and immature for her age (15 in the middle of the story). For a girl that knew marriage was probable at a young age (17/18) she had a lot of growing-up to do. The progression in the story (including the final event) was unbelievabl [...]

    7. I liked this book a lot--more than I ended up liking Unorthodox. Curiously, they're very similar, though Romance Reader was written nearly 15 years ago. This one is better written, and ultimately, more believable--though it is fiction and Unorthodox is non-fiction. There's a part of me that can help but wonder if Feldman didn't borrow liberally from Abraham's book, though it is also possible that there are certain commonalities and realities that make the two stories so similar. I'm guessing I'l [...]

    8. The good:~ As always, it was interesting to learn about other cultures~ I enjoyed Rachel's rebelliousness and Leah's level-headedness~ It was a good portrayal of teenage frustrationThe not-so-good:~ I occasionally found myself wishing I had a Yiddish dictionary so I knew exactly what the author was talking about~ I was not always aware of the passing of time and was sometimes surprised to learn that years had gone by (i.e. suddenly baby Esther is 5 years old)

    9. I love this book! I have read it about 3 times now and I will go back again. This is a wonderful story of a young Hasidic girl who is strongly encouraged to marry and follow the customs of her faith, but, she longs to experience life on the outside of what her family and community expects of her.

    10. Quick overview: This is a story about Rachel, a teenage girl growing up in a Hasidic Jewish community in New York. She's struggling with what she wants to do and what her faith and her parents will let her do. She secretly reads goyish (non-Jewish) books, and dreams of having a life doing more than her mother who has seven kids. The author takes you through her inner turmoil with what she wants to do, what she's allowed to do, and what she thinks is expected of her.I actually don't like the titl [...]

    11. Wow. Great book. Certain parts I completely related to, being raised religious, others I unfortunately recognized from the schools I was sent (which were more extreme than home), while others were so extreme and shocking to read about. Pearl Abraham's writing, seemingly simple, is profound, raw, and honest. You can really feel the protagonist Rachel's continuous struggle, her guilt and rage and despair This book was kind of hard to get through at times, realizing how these children are raised wi [...]

    12. The Romance Reader By Pearl Abraham This novel is told by Rachel Benjamin. It is the mid 1970's. She is one of seven children growing up just outside NYC in a chassidic family. She is the eldest, the most rebellious and most curious. She loves her family dearly and shares all her dreams with her sister Leah. But Rachel admits "This is why people shouldn't read." She and Leah read voraciously. They steal, borrow and secretly obtain a library card. They live in worlds outside of their own through [...]

    13. A fascinating look into a culture I know nothing about, one reason to read I think, to walk a little in the shoes of others. Despite the tensions and rebellion there is humour, warmth and love in this intriguing and sometimes painfully honest book. Despite finding so much to chafe her enquiring and growing spirit, the main character Rachel often finds space to admire or at least empathise with her parents. Some awkwardness sometimes perhaps in the writing but still a fine portrait of the wild sw [...]

    14. Rachel Benjamin is the teenage daughter of a visionary Hasidic Rabbi living in upstate New York in the 1960s and she is strongly resisting her insular environment and strict upbringing. Rachel’s struggle climaxes when, at the age of 18, she agrees to marry a Hasidic man in the naive hope that maybe it will bring her some independence and freedom. I found the end of the book disappointing – not just because of Rachel’s own disappointments but because it felt unfinished.

    15. This was an intriguing look into the life of a girl raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Fascinating on many levels and one is pulled in in anticipation of what direction Rachel will follow. Not the ending that I hoped for, but a good read nonetheless.

    16. I'm a romance reader, picky on what romances I read but I do read themof course I'm not forbidden to like the young lady in this novel, having a strict Jewish order to follow, I do feel for her. I got nagged by my mom when she became a Christian (after I became one before her) she telling me that what I was reading wasn't very Christian, it was fantasy, I still read fantasy, and I love Harry Potter and Tolkien (who was a stanch Catholic by the way and you can see his references if you know what [...]

    17. Spoilers are written because this is the way I keep track of what I've read: I had a hard time with the beginning of this book. Rachel is a very relatable character, and yet the culture was not something to which I could understand. It took a while for me to get used to the hassidic language and would have to stop and look up words, but I loved learning about this way religion. When I reached the part about Rachel getting to leave her home through marriage I started to love the book and her all [...]

    18. Another in my streak of reads about strong female characters who defy expectations to reach for their dreams and their futures with both hands. Rachel is from an orthodox Jewish family, but she constantly pushes her boundaries, starting with finding a way to get a library card even though her parents won't allow it. She learns to swim and becomes a lifeguard despite their objections, and even saves a life with the skills she learns. She is pushed into an arranged marriage, but at the end of the [...]

    19. I read this book many years ago, enjoyed it, and found the descriptive information about the Hasidic community fascinating. Fast forward, and I just spent a week last month working very closely with women in the Hasidic community. I'm curious to read this book again, to see how it jibes with my experience of the community and the wonderful women I met.

    20. I found this to be interesting but confusing. I wasn’t sure what was reality and what was her daydreams. I found Rachel to be disappointing and really only her mother evolved in the story. It was an easy read.

    21. I was disappointed from beginning to end. Certainly I expected it to get better as I continued reading or I wouldn't have put so much time into it.

    22. Well written. Unfortunately the story of life from a teenagers perspective did not grab me. Interesting to get an insiders (albeit a teenagers) view of a chassidic comunity.

    23. "I look at him. I can't eat meat with eggs fried in butter. But on the griddle behind the counter, the eggs and the meat fry together and the cook is using the same spatula for both. I'll be eating the fat of the meat with my eggs anyway. Already I've turned the television on and off on Shabbat and ridden the elevator down to the lobby. Also, I'm carryin money. -page 291In for a penny, in for a pound. This is the dilemma when one decided to break just some rules. The other rules don't seem so wo [...]

    24. I liked it. It was well written and interesting. The ending didn't seem terribly real to me and I'd like to know what happens next !!!

    25. This is a novel about a particular girl in a very particular setting but I also see it as a story of a typical teenager. Rachel is growing up isolated in suburban New York, one of seven children, the eldest daughter of a Hasidic would-be rabbi and his wife who is not too happy about her location or her husband's passion for building a synagogue. However, she demands conformity from her children. From the age of 12, as the story opens, Rachel fights both her parents on the Hasidic rules of appear [...]

    26. I originally started this book because it was the selection for the library book club meeting. Between the time the book was picked and the discussion, I found out that I did not pass the bar and dove back into studying. I did not finish the book in time for the meeting and decided to not attend any more of those sessions until the exam was finished. However, once I started the book, I was hooked. While I am not very familiar with the particulars of the Hasidic faith, I identified and related to [...]

    27. I’m sorry that my first review is for a book that I ended up loathing. Though, loathing is probably too strong a word in this case. I really just wholly disliked it. And it’s really a shame. I found this book while browsing through my library’s stacks and the premise sounding intriguing; an inside glimpse into the secretive world of Hasidic Jewish culture. We are quickly introduced to Rachel Benjamin and her world. She is the eldest of seven children with a dreamer father and manic depres [...]

    28. There was a lot of great details about the Hasidic lifestyle that I appreciated. Books are written to learn from, so when you read fiction you are learning about human emotions and lives. In that sense, the book was great, but I could not really give it higher than two stars because it was lacking some important things.The book is not unreadable; it just left me feeling unsatisfied. There was just so many awkward things about the book; why is it broken up in parts? why is the ending so vague? wh [...]

    29. I was given this book in a professional development workshop on how book clubs work my second year of teaching. It was the first book which I ever read which was good enough to convince me that modern realistic books could be worth reading (before The Romance Reader I was strictly historical and science fiction). I uncovered it recently as I was going through some old boxes from my first years of teaching and decided to give it a re-read.It's just as compelling now as it was then. The novel only [...]

    30. Another library book. I picked it because I though the title sounded promising, like maybe it would give me more ideas for books to read, as if I need any!The book is about Rachel and her life as a teenager as a Hasidic Jew. She wants to be more independent than what she is, and she always finds new ways to "rebel". Rachel basically seems like any other teenager: the hating of parents, and rule-breaking. I could kind of sympathize with her through most of the book, but not at all in some places, [...]

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