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If I Told You Once by Judy Budnitz
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Aug 03, 09

bookshelves: value-village, stand-outs

I was just... wow. I was glued to this book.
It started off by Ilana telling the story of her birth, and from then on the story of her childhood. I was HOOKED. The narroration was just so captivating, and the world they live in was just so mesmorizing.
I couldn't believe it. I loved Ilana for her strength, her way of not abiding the rules. By her WAY.
And then she met Shmuel. (Way to GO, Ilana! I was rooting the whole time). Soon, Sashie was born, and grew, and then Mara was born, and alas, years later, Nomie came into the world. I loved seeing everyone age, especially from their point of view.

I just, just didn't want it to be over.
It was a masterpiece.
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Judy Budnitz
“I looked at his eyes. I was thinking: they are bluer than the sea.
But then the sea is not blue at all, is it?”
Judy Budnitz, If I Told You Once

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