Aviva Vs the Dybbuk


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$17.99  $16.73
Levine Querido
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5.8 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Mari Lowe has too little free time and spends it all on writing and escape rooms. As the daughter of a rabbi and a middle school teacher at an Orthodox Jewish school, she looks forward to sharing little glimpses into her community with her books. She lives in New York with her family, menagerie of pets, and robotic vacuum.


"Debut author Lowe offers an insider's view of a close-knit Orthodox Jewish community where much of daily life is prescribed in gender-segregated activities. The dybbuk mystery is well-handled, as are the secrets surrounding Abba's death, which Aviva has blocked from her consciousness. A compassionate look at grief and healing."-Booklist,

""Aviva is a strong lead, both relatable and flawed. It is refreshing to see a story focused on an Orthodox child that renders that world realistically while also dealing with universal struggles. Both Aviva and her story are worth spending time with."-Foreword Reviews"
[STAR] "This emotionally complex novel set within a contemporary Orthodox Jewish community is full of immersive Jewish detail. The book creates a strong sense of the protagonist's isolation-awkward, impetuous Aviva has difficult relationships with her classmates, and communication is strained with her mother, who lives with severe depression-but remains accessible while addressing its heavy issues. Unreliable narrator though Aviva ends up being, she's a heart-rendingly sympathetic one."
- The Horn Book (starred),