Confessions of a Closet Catholic by Sarah Darer Littman

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Justine Silver's best friend, Mary Catherine McAllister, has given up chocolate for Lent, but Justine doesn't think God wants her to make that kind of sacrifice. So she's decided to give up being Jewish instead.

Eleven-year-old Justine pours her heart out to her teddy bear, "Father Ted," in a homemade closet confessional. But when Justine's beloved Bubbe suffers a stroke, Justine worries that her religious exploration is responsible. Worse, she must suddenly contemplate life without Bubbe. Ultimately, it's Bubbe's quiet understanding of Justine's search for identity that helps Justine to find faith in the most important place of all-within herself.


About Sarah Darer Littman

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Sarah Littman writes an op-ed column for Greenwich Time. This is her first novel.
Published February 3, 2005 by Dutton Juvenile. 176 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Struggling to find the meaning of religion (either one) and frustrated that her family won’t take her seriously, Justine seeks out a priest (on whom she instantly has a crush) and a rabbi (but not the family’s).

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However, when Bubbe comes to live with Jussy's family, Jussy discovers that she isn't responsible for what happened, and that she must continue to find her own spiritual identity.

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