Jewish Values: King of the Seventh Grade

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190 p.
As his Bar Mitzvah approaches, Vic does everything he can to get out of it. As the coolest of seventh-graders, he has a sense of invulnerability that is shattered when he discovers that he isn't really Jewish, because his mother never converted. Shaken by this discovery and by the fact that he actually cares, Vic's arrogance is further eroded when he is arrested for shoplifting with some friends. The changes in attitude, behavior, and values that Vic experiences are totally believable, a tribute to Cohen's great skill as a writer. Issues like divorce, peer relationships, and Jewish practice are part of a flawless plot peopled by convincing characters, and delivered with suspense and a positive Jewish message.
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