Sons of the 613 by Michael Rubens.
Publication Date: September 2012
List Price: $16.99
Review: Do you like books with adventure and comedy? Then you should read Sons of the 613 by Michael Rubens!
The main character in the story is a boy named Isaac who is about to have his bar mitzvah. But then his parents abandon him; they leave him for a trip to Italy. His brother, Josh, who never lost a wrestling match and gets in bar fights, is put in charge. When his brother finds out that Isaac's tutor hasn't been showing up to teach him about his bar mitzvah, he decides Isaac shouldn't have to give a speech to become a man. Instead, he is given a quest involving many different challenges and hardships. Along the journey he gets into various, unusual situations. He starts to fall in love with his brother's friend, Lesley, goes to bars, and almost gets killed by dogs.
Sons of the 613 is literally the best book I have ever read! It has constant humor, action, and suspense and was very thrilling. It is written very well and would be appropriate for kids 14+ because it has some inappropriate parts. I give it 5 stars because it is a very great book that will keep you wondering until the end, with the constant question: Will Isaac survive?
Review written by Josh (6th grade student).
We would like to thank Houghton Mifflin for providing a copy of Sons of the 613 for this review.
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