The 4 ½ stars is because this really is a wonderful book. Thus begins a most interesting friendship. To her surprise a Palestinian young man answers, and they begin an email relationship. They stress over tests; they have little crushes. By Valerie Zenatti. I gave this book a PG because there really isn't that much violence or language or sexual content, but being a YA book, it is of course not appropriate for all audiences.

When her brother is sent by the Israeli army to Gaza, she sends him with a request: to put a message in a bottle in the Gaza Sea. Tal lives in Jerusalem. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Still, this is definitely a fantastic book.
, by Paula Jolin, which made my Top Ten list for 2009. Still, this is definitely a fantastic book. They both showcase conflict in the Middle East from a less-than-typical angle. I gave this book a PG because there really isn't that much violence or language or sexual content, but being a YA book, it is of course not appropriate for all audiences. It is a very powerful story that stays with you long after it ends. I read this pretty much in one afternoon, and was crying by the end of it. Rating: PG; 4 ½ stars Summary: Tal lives in Jerusalem.

A Bottle in The Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti, Thrill of the Chaste by Valerie Weaver-Zercher, And Then There Were Nuns by Jane Christmas, God: A Story of Revelation by Deepak Chopra. I think that it goes really well with. Aside from the actual story, I loved the writing. I feel like perhaps if I read it in the original French (if I had that much skill in French), that alone might push it into the 5 star range. I tend to be a bit distrustful of translations, just because a lot can be lost between the limitations of either language. She desperately wants to communicate with a Palestinian girl like her, to see if Israelis and Palestinians really are all that different. She desperately wants to communicate with a Palestinian girl like her, to see if Israelis and Palestinians really are all that different. Read reviews of books from all genres to find out what makes them lovely (or not...but usually lovely).

It was simple and eloquent, and it really spoke to me. The stumblings and fumblings of Tal and Naim's initial contact are very realistic; they are both quick to be defensive, despite wanting to prove that Israelis and Palestinians can get along. She puts this letter in a bottle and asks her brother to throw it in the Gaza Sea.

After those moments in her life, she started writing children books.

This book was a very quick read, but the story lingers with you afterward, making it seem longer than it actually is. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea.

Opinions: This book was a very quick read, but the story lingers with you afterward, making it seem longer than it actually is. When her brother is sent by the Israeli army to Gaza, she sends him with a request: to put a message in a bottle in the Gaza Sea.

It is missing that final wow factor that would push it up into the 5 star range, but it really is great. After she did military service at age eighteen, she moved to France. Naim and Tal are ordinary teenagers with ordinary lives, they just happen to live in an area of conflict. Their friendship is put to the test when Tal's love of film making causes her to witness something terrible. I read this pretty much in one afternoon, and was crying by the end of it.

Wouldn't you like to find a lovely read today? Though at first their emails are fraught with cultural misunderstandings (mostly on the part of the sometimes overoptimistic Tal), they soon become close friends. Had they lives elsewhere, where distance was the only thing that separated them, I don't think there would have been a story. Yet in addition to worrying about school, money, or family, they also have to worry about bombs. However, when she receives the first email from her Palestinian pen-pal, she finds that they are not a girl her age, but a boy, Naim.

I tend to be a bit distrustful of translations, just because a lot can be lost between the limitations of either language. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea” by Valérie Zenatti. Though at first their emails are fraught with cultural misunderstandings (mostly on the part of the sometimes overoptimistic Tal), they soon become close friends. However, when she receives the first email from her Palestinian pen-pal, she finds that they are not a girl her age, but a boy, Naim. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea By: Valerie Zenatti Tal, an Israeli teenage girl, writes a letter promoting peace with Palestine.

Naim and Tal are ordinary teenagers with ordinary lives, they just happen to live in an area of conflict.

Had they lives elsewhere, where distance was the only thing that separated them, I don't think there would have been a story.

I will emphasize again: Tal and Naim are ordinary people. Their friendship is put to the test when Tal's love of film making causes her to witness something terrible. Valerie It is a very powerful story that stays with you long after it ends.
If you are fluent in French, I encourage you to look for this in the original language.

I feel like perhaps if I read it in the original French (if I had that much skill in French), that alone might push it into the 5 star range.

Summary: Tal lives in Jerusalem.

If you are fluent in French, I encourage you to look for this in the original language. When her brother is sent by the Israeli army to Gaza, she sends him with a request: to put a message in a bottle in the Gaza Sea. It is missing that final wow factor that would push it up into the 5 star range, but it really is great. Summary Seventeen-year-old Tal Levine of Jerusalem, despondent over the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, puts her hopes for peace in a bottle and asks her brother, a military nurse in the Gaza Strip, to toss it into the sea, leading ultimately to friendship and understanding between her and an "enemy." I hate to remark on it, since this is a translation, but I really thought the writing was wonderful. The 4 ½ stars is because this really is a wonderful book. They both showcase conflict in the Middle East from a less-than-typical angle. The stumblings and fumblings of Tal and Naim's initial contact are very realistic; they are both quick to be defensive, despite wanting to prove that Israelis and Palestinians can get along. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Summary. I think that it goes really well with In the Name of God, by Paula Jolin, which made my Top Ten list for 2009.

Thus begins a most interesting friendship.

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At age thirteen, she moved to Israel with her family. I think that this is a fantastic read for American teenagers; so often we hear about conflict in the Middle East, but we don't often get this sort of glimpse into the lives of people just like us.