Shai misses her beloved Israeli home. English is so weird. And hard. Luckily, Shai has a plan to get back to where she belongs… 
Ages 10+
Pages 256
Publisher Kar-Ben
Coming Dec 2023
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner

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Shai sees the good in it

Review by LTinuviel

If you've ever had to start a new life in a new place, you will feel a connection with Shai. She struggles to adjust to life in the United States, a place she never wanted to move to, and despite it all, she makes friends, discovers new customs and foods, and tries to take to heart her grandmother's advice to look at the positive side of things. I loved Shai's friends and the way they supported each other through family problems, prejudice, and middle-school "frenemy-ships."

Feb 20, 2024 01:12 PM
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Review by ShifraLeah

I really liked this book. It was super amazing. I loved reading it and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who can get this book.

Feb 16, 2024 07:48 PM
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Review by pjbug

This is an awesome book. I couldn't put it down.

Feb 10, 2024 01:28 PM
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Review by ZenLRCM

This is a new favorite book for me.I'm obviously leaving five stars. OBVIOUSLY.

Feb 09, 2024 07:47 PM
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Soooooooo Goooooooood!!!!! 👍👍👍

Review by SamLev

Love this book so much! It was a great way of expressing confusion learning a new language and navigating through middle school! Get this book.

Feb 05, 2024 09:17 PM