This was the first book I read about Judaism three years ago and it started me off on my path that is leading to conversion. My best friend is Jewish and I asked her question after question. She finally handed me this book, a gift she had received in high school. I read it on the plane to and from spring break. It was a great and enthusiastic introduction to the world of Judaism. My library now includes over 25 books on Judaism and I have begun to study towards conversion.
While it is obvious the author is writing towards a teenage/young adult crowd it is still a great jumping off point for someone who doesn't know anything about Judaism. Because it is so enthusiastic it helps the reader become enthusiastic about what they are reading.
This book is an excellent choice for history buffs or for people trying to learn more about their heritage. This book gives a brief synopsisof jewish history which really helps spark the interest to learn more about ones past. An excellent choice!