Sons of the 613 by Michael RubensSons of the 613 by Michael Rubens

Sons of the 613

byMichael Rubens

Hardcover | September 11, 2012

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Thirteen-year-old Isaac is awaiting the impending doom of his bar mitzvah. His college-age brother, Josh, an undefeated wrestler and self-proclaimed "Super Jew," decides to teach Isaac how to be a real man. The mad "vision quest" that ensues begins with Isaac sleeping in a tent and killing his food. Things get more complicated when Isaac begins to fall for Josh's gorgeous friend (but potentially friend with benefits) Leslie. Josh grows volatile and the challenges crescendo in this uproarious coming-of-age comedy!
Michael Rubens was a producer for several years for the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart . His first adult novel, The Sheriff of Yrnameer, was published last year. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:Sons of the 613Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.06 inPublished:September 11, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547612168

ISBN - 13:9780547612164


Editorial Reviews

This is a book every bar-mitzvah boy will want to steal . . . Everyone should read it the moment he becomes a man."- Kirkus, starred review"Rubens creates a funny, frank portrayal of adolescent humiliation and the trouble with older brothers."- Publishers Weekly "Rubens neatly gets inside Isaac's head, and although there's something to offend almost everyone here, there's also plenty to think-and laugh-about as well."- Booklist "Rubens captures the nerdy geekiness of middle-school-aged boys in short and snappy, cleverly formatted chapters rich with sarcasm, humor, and pathos."- School Library Journal "