Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk



by
Marie Lowe

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Levine Querido
Imprint
Arthur A. Levine
ISBN
9781646141258
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: General
$22.25   $18.54
SEE MEMBER PRICE
QTY

JLG Category

PG Middle Plus

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk is a compelling, tender story about friendship and community, grief and healing, and one indomitable girl who somehow manages to connect them all.

A long ago "accident." An isolated girl named Aviva. A community that wants to help, but doesn't know how. And a ghostly dybbuk, that no one but Aviva can see, causing mayhem and mischief that everyone blames on her.

That is the setting for this suspenseful novel of a girl who seems to have lost everything, including her best friend Kayla, and a mother who was once vibrant and popular, but who now can't always get out of bed in the morning.

As tensions escalate in the Jewish community of Beacon with incidents of vandalism and a swastika carved into new concrete poured near the synagogue.so does the tension grow between Aviva and Kayla and the girls at their school, and so do the actions of the dybbuk grow worse.

Could real harm be coming Aviva's way? And is it somehow related to the "accident" that took her father years ago?

Glossary.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Religious , Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Violence: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

176

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.6: points 7

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jul 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Grief. Mothers and daughters. Jewish Americans. Schools. Friendship. Jewish faith. Dybbuks. Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Antisemitism. Communities. Judaism. Friendship. Prejudice and racism. Family life. 

Standard MARC Records

Download Standard MARC Records

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3–7—After losing her father in a terrible accident, 11-year-old Aviva Jacobs and her mother move into a small apartment above the local mikvah, a traditional bathhouse for orthodox Jewish women. Aviva's mother takes care of the mikvah and those who visit it, and Aviva takes care of the dybbuk, a mischievous spirit in Jewish folklore. Aviva's dybbuk is a real troublemaker. From tearing up checks to spilling out the contents of visitor's purses, it keeps Aviva on her toes. As Aviva tries to manage the dybbuk, she must also work with her ex–best friend to plan the most amazing Bat Mitzvah Bash that her school has ever seen. As she juggles the stresses of school, friends, and an increasingly tense situation at home, Aviva discovers her inner strength and the resilience of her community. Many readers will find Aviva charming and relatable as she navigates the roller coaster that is growing up. VERDICT A strong purchase for every school and public library. In this tale that's at times funny, sad, and scary, Lowe seamlessly crafts a coming-of-age story that readers will enjoy.—Maryjean Riou

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 3–7—After losing her father in a terrible accident, 11-year-old Aviva Jacobs and her mother move into a small apartment above the local mikvah, a traditional bathhouse for orthodox Jewish women. Aviva's mother takes care of the mikvah and those who visit it, and Aviva takes care of the dybbuk, a mischievous spirit in Jewish folklore. Aviva's dybbuk is a real troublemaker. From tearing up checks to spilling out the contents of visitor's purses, it keeps Aviva on her toes. As Aviva tries to manage the dybbuk, she must also work with her ex–best friend to plan the most amazing Bat Mitzvah Bash that her school has ever seen. As she juggles the stresses of school, friends, and an increasingly tense situation at home, Aviva discovers her inner strength and the resilience of her community. Many readers will find Aviva charming and relatable as she navigates the roller coaster that is growing up. VERDICT A strong purchase for every school and public library. In this tale that's at times funny, sad, and scary, Lowe seamlessly crafts a coming-of-age story that readers will enjoy.—Maryjean Riou

Grades 5-8
PG Middle Plus
For Grades 5-8

For middle school readers who enjoy fascinating stories but want less edgy content, PGM is the perfect choice. Be assured that the 12 books offered in this category will be inoffensive to readers, teachers and parents.

14 books per Year
$285.46 per Year
Interests
Clean Books,Chapter Books/Novels,Diversity,Fiction,Funny/Humorous,Reluctant Readers
Like this book?
Get more like this every month.
LEARN MORE
Grades 5-8
PG Middle Plus
14 books per Year
$285.46 per Year

Other Recommended Titles From PG Middle Plus

PG Middle Plus

August 2022

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk

by Marie Lowe

PG Middle Plus

July 2022

PG Middle Plus

June 2022

PG Middle Plus

May 2022
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.