Oh my gosh! I love this book!
I love the sweet and conscientious nature of Chava. I love the bold and rebellious spirit of Ahmad. Both working so hard to assimilate into their new world and go undetected.
I love the connection between Rabbi Meyer and Chava. The Rabbi has such an internal struggle with reaching out to help the Golem and trying to decide whether he should destroy her. He sees the humanity in this woman formed of clay, and really debates with his faith on whether it is right to let her continue to exist.
Arbeely and Ahmad are an odd fit, to me. Arbeely wants so badly to help Ahmad fit in. Ahmad wants to be free and is resentful of the iron cuff and his “keeper”. I am intrigued by Ahmad’s confidence. He is brazen and thrives on thrill and adventure.
I am not quite sure where the ice cream maker’s story fits in. It’s a sad story, but I’m still not sure how it fits.
What are your thoughts, so far? Any favorite scenes? Any favorite characters?
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