Book Reviews of We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israli Teenager -- an Unlikely Friendship

We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israli Teenager -- an Unlikely Friendship
We Just Want to Live Here A Palestinian Teenager an Israli Teenager -- an Unlikely Friendship
Author: Amal Rifa'i, Odelia Ainbinder, Sylke Tempel
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ISBN-13: 9780312318949
ISBN-10: 0312318944
Publication Date: 9/1/2003
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israli Teenager -- an Unlikely Friendship on + 130 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This thoughtful exchange between two Jerusalem natives, one Moslem and the other Jewish, gives the political situation a very human face. There is also a succinct timeline at the end, along with maps, that I found quite informative.
reviewed We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israli Teenager -- an Unlikely Friendship on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Having recently become interested in the situation in Palestine/Israel, I wanted to read "personal accounts" by people who are or have been living through it.

This book is basically a collection of letters between a Palestinian Muslim teenage girl and an Israeli Jewish teenage girl. It highlights their thoughts on life, culture, politics and the situation of living in a divided country. Their friendship and understanding grow as they correspond with each other.

This book also gives a glossary of some terms used in the country, as well as a time frame of the relevant events.

Anyone who is interested in understanding more about the Israeli/Palestinian situation would do well to read this book. It's a fairly quick read, not very long and offers insights into what alot of people feel about the current dilemma there.

Worth 5 stars.