Checkpoints by Marilyn LevyCheckpoints by Marilyn Levy


byMarilyn Levy

Paperback | August 5, 2009

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An Israeli and a Palestinian girl struggle to maintain their friendship in the face of conflict; Noa, an Israeli Jew, and Maha, a Palestinian Muslim, are two very different teenage girls—who may not be so different after all. They’ve become good friends, but after a tragic incident that changes Noa and her family forever, Noa’s beliefs about Palestinian and Israeli relations are put to the test. Shocking secrets are revealed that affect both Noa’s and Maha’s lives and test their blossoming relationship. Checkpoints brings to life the realities teenagers in the Middle East face today, as politics and prejudice threaten to tear lives and relationships apart. At the same time, it serves as a testament to the power of love and friendship in an often chaotic world.
Marilyn Levy is the author of Checkpoints as well as two “ALA Best Books List” titles: Touching and Run For Your Life.
Title:CheckpointsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.94 × 5.94 × 0.45 inPublished:August 5, 2009Publisher:The Jewish Publication SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0827608705

ISBN - 13:9780827608702


Editorial Reviews

"Checkpoints is a lovely book which gives the right impression of teenage life in Israel. The writer puts in a very accurate light the relationship between the life of youth on one hand and the moral dilemmas of young Israelis facing the Palestinian conflict. This book presents the tensions these teens face between wanting security and wanting to be able to live their lives."—Daniel Rubenstein
- Daniel Rubenstein