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Confessions of a Closet Catholic

By: Sarah Darer Littman

Contemporary Fiction

Justine’s managed to poison the family poodle, steal her brother’s decoder ring, and hang up on her sister’s admirer. But that’s not all. Wait till her mom finds what she’s hidden in her closet.

Ages: 10+

193 pages

Random House

Average Rating: (84 Ratings)

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Submitted 9/6/2017 by hunter05

Thumbs up!

Humor😜, excitement, sadness😞, anger😤 a little romance😍! LOL!😋😝😜

SO. GOOD.
Submitted 9/4/2017 by erosikessel

I loved this book!

This is a good book to learn about religion. It's also just a really good story. I would recommend this book!!

Is Jussy Christian? Or jewish?
Submitted 9/1/2017 by Camryn

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Justine Silver---Does she want to be Jewish like she was born as? Or does she become Christian like she wants?
Justine is a normal girl going through normal (and not so normal) life situations. But Jussie really wants to be Christian. What will she choose? How will her family re-act?

AMAZING
Submitted 9/1/2017 by Lovemybooks

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

THIS AN AMAZING BOOK! I love how the main character doesn't have a "perfect" body shape. That shows you can be amazing on the inside without having to be "perfect" on the outside.
READ IT READ IT READ IT READ IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!

Great book - Something I could relate to
Submitted 8/9/2017 by ATX4EVR

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was a good book. I think this book is something that a lot of us can relate to because we are trying to figure out who we want to be in this world. I highly suggest reading this book.

LOVED IT
Submitted 8/9/2017 by minnasp

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book is sweet, sad and fun. Its perfect for someone who wants to read about religious struggles.

MAYBE
Submitted 8/8/2017 by ava2008

WHEN I READ ABOUT THIS BOOK, IT SOUNDED GREAT, BUT WHEN I GOT IT, IT WAS A TOTAL RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

An absolute must!
Submitted 8/8/2017 by LemurOfCuteness

This is a heartwarming tale about a young teen who questions her world and learns more about who she truly is. It's a must read about love, loss and finding yourself

Submitted 8/8/2017 by ilovekittens

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

If you don't like it you... 1. have not read it yet 2. did not read it correctly/thoroughly/all the
way through
those things or you are just being plain RUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so funny
Submitted 8/8/2017 by twocats

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this book was really good. I really liked Justine!

I t was a really good book!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 8/5/2017 by swimmingaprilfool

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

my favorite part of the book was when she went to Confess at the church even though she is Jewish. It was good book because you feel the rage of conflict in between being Jewish or Catholic. and I learned a lot about both Religions.

An endearing, emotional tale
Submitted 8/1/2017 by DivaDelight

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I enjoyed this book very much. It is about a young girl that would like to be Christian, and takes her best friend's rosary and has rituals in her bedroom. One day she takes it a step to far. She goes to a confession! Read more to find out. Again I loved this book

Read this!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 7/17/2017 by Cutedancergirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I loved this book so much!!!!! Justine is having a very difficult time and I can relate. I think everyone should read this book!!!!!

An Amazing book!
Submitted 7/8/2017 by LemurOfCuteness

Submitted 7/6/2017 by inventingmind

I highly reccomend this book!!!
Submitted 7/5/2017 by dancermom

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was so interesting hearing about the life and struggles of a girl who didn't know which faith to choose. I would read many more books in this series (if there was one).

nice
Submitted 6/9/2017 by gmurillo

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book was a very good book :) it made me think about the importance of family and being Jewish! Justine was a girl who wanted to be like all the other christian kids at her school but she learned how important it is to be Jewish :)

SO GOOD!
Submitted 6/7/2017 by I love reading

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was amazing! I strongly recommend it! It made me think a lot more about the importance of Judaism and friendship!

Laugh-out-loud book
Submitted 6/7/2017 by monkeylove

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was so funny and even maybe as good as chocolate. It included sad parts that inspired me.

i could relate
Submitted 6/7/2017 by Snoopy00

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

i have always been bummed because i have always been the only jew out of my class, and wanted to be babtised, when a family member died it made it hard on me. # lone wolf : {

Boring
Submitted 6/5/2017 by KAdene

This book seemed to lack details, which lacked my interest in reading it.

BORING
Submitted 6/5/2017 by puppy9

This book was just OK

I was reading this book and I stopped before the middle even. It was the most boring thing ever. I stopped reading it and now wish I chose something else. DO NOT CHOSE THIS BOOK.

Great book
Submitted 6/4/2017 by Naimad

I loved this book!

A Great Realistic-Fiction Jewish Book
Submitted 6/2/2017 by MM78528

Justine isn't sure what religion to believe in. Throughout the book, Justine tries to be Jewish, Catholic, and Buddhist. And when Justine's Bubbie dies, it changes Justine's world forever. So what religion will Justine decide to be? Read the book to find out!

Make this a Must Read!
Submitted 6/2/2017 by meep19

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

This book was dramatic and funny and sad at the same time. It is about Justine, a jewish girl going through struggles about her religion. Kids grades 4-6 can definitely relate to this book

this book was AWESOME!!!
Submitted 5/17/2017 by archergirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book is about a girl named Justine Silver. she's a jewish girl, but she unofficially transfers to catholicism. she uses her closet as a confessional. her grandmother has a stroke, and Justine is super sad. she starts to contemplate switching back to Judaism, but i'll leave you to find out whether she does. i'll also leave you to find out whether her grandmother survives her stroke.

YOU MUST READ!!!!!!
Submitted 5/9/2017 by phoenixgirl

I loved this book!

this book is really good!

I loved this book. I taught me that, one, your family loves you the way you are. It also taught me to be proud of who you are. Justine learns that she should be who she is.
Submitted 5/8/2017 by gymnast0125

Submitted 5/8/2017 by llama

This book was really awesome!
Submitted 5/7/2017 by fuzzy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I liked this book because it taught me more about other religions.

Wow!
Submitted 5/6/2017 by mugwump

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Jussy is a good imitation of how kids are today. Being discouraged from her parents from being Jewish, Jussy decides to be catholic. Soon something happens to her Bubbe and Jussy has to tell her parents the truth. This book was one of the best books I've read and it taught me how if you change a little bit you can always make your life better. Sarah Darer Littman thank you so much for writing this book it made me think so differently about being Jewish.

Awesome!!
Submitted 5/4/2017 by tlevadi

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book is great! I wish it was still going on!

READ THIS BOOK!!!
Submitted 5/1/2017 by feministktanah

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Confessions of a Closet Catholic was a great book. Justine Silver has to figure out which religion she should accept, Christianity or Judaism. She has to hide the fact that she is getting VERY interested in Christianity from her family members because they're Jewish. Her bubbe even survived the Holocaust. She is confessing in her closet to "Father Ted", her teddy bear, who she pretends is a priest. She even goes as far as saying the Hail Mary and taking Communion--with matzah and grape juice. When something happens to her bubbe, she begins to think more deeply about leaving Judaism. I strongly recommend this book!

Horrible, Boring, Terrible
Submitted 5/1/2017 by fashionwizard

SO BORING I STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE! IT WAS ALSO VERY CHRISTIAN! THIS IS A JEWISH THING, SO WHY DID I READ THIS! NO OFFENCE TO ANYONE WHO LIKED THIS BUT I HATED IT!

Good Book!
Submitted 4/16/2017 by ollielove

I liked this book.

Jussy's friend, Mac, gives up chocolate for lent. Jussy gives up being Jewish. This book was fun to read! I liked this book.

BEST BOOK EVER!
Submitted 4/9/2017 by awarburton

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This is the best book ever! The main character of this book looks exactly like me and has my exact personality.The book is happy and sad. I have a bubbe too and I know what it is like having one. I feel like I could read this book 10,000 times! so double thumbs up!

BEST BOOK EVER
Submitted 4/6/2017 by Rosie2015

Thumbs up!

i could barely put this book down it was so AMAZING! it shows you how justine decides between jewish and cristian.

Confessions of a Closet Catholic
Submitted 4/5/2017 by MidnightOwl

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book is a story about a girl who is Catholic and Jewish. Her parents give her the choice of which religion she wants to follow. Don't atomatically guess- there are many twists and turns throughout the course of the book.

Addictive!
Submitted 4/5/2017 by firestar

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Jussy faced some tricky challenges, but with the help of her family and friends, it all worked out in the end! Read this book!

Ok Book
Submitted 4/3/2017 by meep19

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It was good. Definitely needs more descriptive language. Also, it was too dramatic.

Sooo Relatibale
Submitted 4/3/2017 by unicorns4life

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Everyone questions their identity at some point! This book is so realistic!!

IF YOU DON'T LOVE IT, YOU HAVEN'T READ IT
Submitted 4/3/2017 by The One

Awesome idea for a story
Submitted 4/3/2017 by Nachas

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I think this book taught me more about believing in yourself then your friend. It took you on a journey from a synagogue to a church.

Awesome book ;)
Submitted 4/2/2017 by Lolabiscotti

I loved this book!

Submitted 4/2/2017 by messi06

Thumbs up!

it was a really good book

HORRIBLY BORING!!!
Submitted 4/1/2017 by sisipjlibrary

THIS BOOK WAS SOOOOO BORING UNTIL THE MIDDLE WHEN STOPED BECAUSE OF THIS TERRIBLE BOOK (sorry author... ): )

It was great
Submitted 3/28/2017 by baseball06

Great Book!
Submitted 3/27/2017 by blue9

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Justine doesn't want to be Jewish. After a while, though, she has different ideas.

VERY GOOD
Submitted 3/16/2017 by QuieroLibros

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I thought this was a very good book. I liked the author's style and how the story went. Also, just in general, the plot and what the story was about. Next time you want a good book to read, I recommend this one.

so amazing
Submitted 3/15/2017 by mathdancer

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this book made me realize something: that I need to spend more time with my zayde

Just ok
Submitted 3/10/2017 by RabbiHarveyfan

It was an OK book. There are better books available to read but it made me think more about the relationships I have with my family.

Great book!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/8/2017 by L0vBooks

Couldn't put it down book. Really loved it, always needed to know what was going to happen next.

good book!!
Submitted 3/8/2017 by rozmoz

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Jussy is such a good character

Interesting & Amazing!
Submitted 3/8/2017 by strawberryswirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is interesting because it shows what wanting to be another religion against your parents' wishes is like. :)

Great Book!
Submitted 3/8/2017 by firestar

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

After reading this book, I realized that being proud of your religion...Jewish or Catholic... will make you a better person in life. I was a little upset during part of the book, but I am sensitive to things like that. Some parts I thought were a little, uh, inappropriate, but were still OK. Read this book!

This book was GREAT!!!!!!
Submitted 3/7/2017 by greatbigsis

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book was awesome. This book made realize how important religions are. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about being Jewish.

So relatable!
Submitted 3/6/2017 by bluecat

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book is about how Justine Silver wants to be Catholic like her friend Mac, and not Jewish. Justine goes through a lot. It feels like Justine is right there next to me, living her eventful life. I can relate to so much to this book. It is a must-read for everyone!

Super interesting!
Submitted 3/6/2017 by ArtsyT

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

Helps me think about the good things about being truthful. It is really a good book do not judge it by it's cover.

The book was pretty average.
Submitted 3/6/2017 by meawesome2

This book was just OK

The book was a a good book but what got to me was her ability to go and get a full chocolate bar out of the cabinet when ever she wanted. If her mother wanted her to be healthier why didn't she take away the chocolate bars, even her newly met friends gave her chocolate. Also by the book was almost over the book was just dragging on and on to the point where I just wanted it to be over.
And the writing style was almost boring, the book idea was pretty good but the way the idea was conveyed changed my perspective

AWESOME BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/5/2017 by princess123

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this book made me think about how important family is and how they always stick up for you. for instance in the book Justine and her Bubba have an important connection. Justine's bubba always stuck up for Justine.

AWESOME
Submitted 3/5/2017 by Ruach

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book!
Submitted 3/5/2017 by taliasimone

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I really feel how Justine struggled to choose one religion or the other

Addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/4/2017 by 1300107227

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was emotional but addictive the ending was the best I wish the end was how it would be with my sister and I.

Submitted 3/3/2017 by cats4317

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book taught me a lot about the differences between religions. It has a great plot with a good ending.

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good book to read.
Submitted 3/3/2017 by mrmeeper

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I liked how this book made me think about how I like being Jewish. I also like how Justine and her Bubbe had a special connection.

i dont like it...................I LOVE IT
Submitted 3/3/2017 by Origamingo

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

OH WOW, OH WOW! THIS BOOK IS FUNNY, DRAMATIC, AND RELIGIOUS! I SERIOUSLY RECOMEND IT

Amazing Book!❤️❤️❤️
Submitted 3/2/2017 by catperson

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was incredible!
I could not put it down!😋
It kept me thinking about how Justine felt her whole life.
She loves her Bubbe and her Bubbe helps her understand herself.
Jussy is so lucky to have MAC as her best friend and makes me think more about friendship.
I would request this book to anyone!😜❤️😁

Awesome book
Submitted 3/2/2017 by londongirl

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

About a Jewish Christian. this girl learns what the meaning of family is a learns some amazing truths.this book will make you see how amazing you are.

IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 3/2/2017 by totallyawesome5

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I really liked this book because it was about a jewish girl who at first tries to hide being jewish but then finds out it's okay to be who you are. I'd seriously recommend this book!

Great book!
Submitted 3/2/2017 by morielle

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was awesome! When Justine's beloved grandmother has the stroke, what will she do. And will she decide to be Jewish or catholic? Find out in this book :)

Good Book!
Submitted 3/2/2017 by bakergirl21

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I think that after you read this book you will be prouder about being jewish

Submitted 3/2/2017 by dancerabi

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I think this book is emotional. It is also a great book to learn more about judaism. It is a very good book.

Good Book
Submitted 3/1/2017 by fruitgirl

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I thought this book was good. It really makes you think about your religion. It was a little slow at times, but overall I would say it was good.

FABULOUS!!!!
Submitted 3/1/2017 by AnnaSofia

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I thought the book was soo funny!!! Its great you should read it.

Really Good Book!!!!
Submitted 3/1/2017 by marleyhorowitz

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book taught me that you can believe whatever you want to believe in, even if what you believe in are different things from different religions.

good book!
Submitted 2/25/2017 by cheburashka

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

it was a good book and made me think more about how important being jewish.
you should read it!

READ FOR A HOUR STRAIGHT
Submitted 2/17/2017 by seferworm

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I thought this book was really good in a way that it taught you that you could be your own religion and it didn't matter what your family was that you needed to speak up.

This was a REALLY GREAT book
Submitted 2/11/2017 by cucumber

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

this was a really good book the author added lots of emotion

Awesome book that you can really relate to.
Submitted 2/10/2017 by sparklegirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I have a lot of Jewish friends, and I have a lot of not-Jewish friends. I've always felt upset that my house was always the dark house at Christmastime, and there were times that I have wanted to be Catholic, but then I saw the joy in Judaism and I then decided that I could manage the pros AND CONS of Judaism and that it was my religion and I am proud to be Jewish.

Amazing Story!!!
Submitted 2/9/2017 by ayh2c2002

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book has an amazing story. If you like fiction chapter books, this one is for you

This book was alright
Submitted 2/9/2017 by oldestsister

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was okay. I didn't love it. . Though I definitley think it's worth a try, some people might really like it. It just wasn't my kind of book.

READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/4/2017 by gandaganda

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

AMAZING STORY

Submitted 1/6/2017 by airplanes

i didn't get what the book was about

I could not put this book down!
Submitted 1/1/2017 by Design Team

In Confessions of a Closet Catholic, Justine goes through some very hard times to figure out which religion (Judaism or Catholic) she wants to practice. Her family is Jewish and her grandparents are survivors of the Holocaust. When her Bubbe dies, Justine’s whole life changes. What will Justine do now? You will have to read to find out!
by Abby, age 11, Ohio

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Sarah Darer Littman

Author of Confessions of a Closet Catholic

“There is a bit of me in some of my characters, but what happens to them didn’t necessarily happen to me." – Sarah Darer Littman

Sarah Darer Littman does a number of cool jobs and she loves them all!  She writes novels, is a columnist for an online news site, and teaches creative writing.

Sarah loves reading! She also loves watching movies, swimming, cooking, traveling, and listening to music. Want to guess what her favorite food is? It’s … dark chocolate! What’s yours?
 

 

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