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Book Review of My Name Is Asher Lev

My Name Is Asher Lev
My Name Is Asher Lev
Author: Chaim Potok
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

This simple, straight-forward prose is reminiscent of how the average person's stream of consciousness truly flows; sometimes with no real destination, but a clear intent, beautifully navigating the pain caused by a soul divided. Torn between fulfilling one's duties to faith and family, and accepting that which defines us from within instead of how the outside world would make us, Asher Lev is an incredibly tortured character who attempts to exist in two worlds at odds. This is one of my all-time favorite novels, and a must-read for anyone who has ever had to make a choice between the traditional norm, and the yearning for something truly great.

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