Hoffman, Alice

(eBook - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007
Edition: 1st eBook ed
ISBN: 9780316138017
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jun 17, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it. Nuff said

Jun 04, 2012
  • Ninja_Kevin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I totally agree with you Nat_18!!! This is a really good book! I also think that the romance part between Esther and Andres is one of my favorite parts!

Jan 15, 2012
  • Nat_18 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so great, especially the romance part between Esther and Andres! That even though they had to fight for their love nothing came between them. when i first started reading this book I couldn't put it down. I loved it so much that I would re-read it again!!!

Aug 02, 2011
  • mizzritz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the most amazing books I have ever read. Captivating, beautifully written, and very sad. There needs to be more books like this out there.

May 26, 2011
  • AScarletShadow rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A great book of truth that we had lived without for years and something that I would read again. Its a journey and from the first page I was sucked in.


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Jun 25, 2013
  • tatertodd1997 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Estrella thought she knew just how life was supposed to be. Then she learns a terrible secret that turns her life upside down. Amidst betrayal and love we follow her through her Spanish town that's been ripped apart by segregation of religion.

Aug 26, 2010
  • SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR TEENS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Estrella and Catalina have been best friends forever, closer than sisters. What will happen to their friendship if they both care about the same boy? When Catalina’s cousin Andres begins to show interest in Estrella, Catalina can’t help but feel threatened. This love triangle could have fatal consequences as the Spanish Inquisition creates a mob atmosphere in their town. The townsfolk are turning against each other in their search for Marranos, or secret Jews. Even though Estrella’s family has lived here for 500 years as Christians, she is starting to worry that they might have something to hide. With people being killed just on the basis of rumors, she’s also worried that her closest friend might become her most dangerous enemy. Grades 7-12 , 166 pages


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