Wiseman, Eva. The World Outside. Tundra Books, 2014.
This was an interesting story. The same storyline has been repeated in multiple young adult novels, but this was the first time I had read a book about a Hasidic community, and it was interesting to learn about their customs and practices. I didn't agree with Chanie's decision at the end of the story, nor for her reasons for making it, but I think this book would definitely have appeal in my library and would broaden the horizons of my readers, most of whom have not met any Hasidic Jews.
Recommended for: tweens, young adults
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purposes of review.