A Brief Chapter
My Impossible Life
Written by Dana Reinhardt
Wendy Lamb Books | Hardcover | February
2006 | $15.95 | 0-385-74698-9
Simone’s starting her junior year in high school.
Her mom’s a lawyer for the ACLU, her dad’s
a political cartoonist, so she’s grown up standing
outside the organic food coop asking people to sign petitions
for worthy causes. She’s got a terrific younger
brother and amazing friends. And she’s got a secret
crush on a really smart and funny guy–who spends
all of his time with another girl.
Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone’s always
known she was adopted, but she never wanted to know anything
about it. She’s happy with her family just as it
is, thank you.
She learns who her birth mother was–a 16-year-old
girl named Rivka. Who is Rivka? Why has she contacted
Simone? Why now? The answers lead Simone to deeper feelings
of anguish and love than she has ever known, and to question
everything she once took for granted about faith, life,
the afterlife, and what it means to be a daughter.
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