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I am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits
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May 26, 12

I read this book in one day, but it was a book with a very sad story to tell. It talked about the bounds of some religions and the "laws" that they lay down, laws that can cause stories like this one. This happens to be about a strict Jewish sect, but it could be about many other religions, sects, forms of beliefs.
This book caused me to question all organized, man made (organized, led etc.) religions, but for others, well they may find it read differently to them. And to be fair, it isn't just this book that calls religions into question for me but the story does do that; while at the same time there is some form of beauty there, in faith that lays out answers to life and it's messiness and all the questions.
It is well written and often lyrical, but at it's essence it was too sad a story for me and I really didn't like the book.

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