Letters from Rifka is a historical fiction novel about a family who is leaving Russia and trying to get to America. Rifka is the youngest member of the immigrant family.
She is diagnosed with ringworm and forced to separate from her family until she is healthy. Even though this book is written in the present tense, at the end of each chapter, Rifka signs it as a letter to her cousin Tovah. Rifka admires and looks up to Tovah, who is still in Russia. She is writing these letters in old Russian books, but plans to figure out how to send them to Tovah when she gets to America.
I found this book difficult to get into at first, but once I reached around page 20, the action and events started to pick up. I enjoyed how Rifka was so impressed by new ideas such as chocolate and ice cream. I also liked how she used her mother's locket as a way of being connected to her. In general, this is an interesting book about how one girl can be so brave. Hang in there for those first 20 pages, because after that, I'm sure it will catch your attention!
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I read this book a few years ago before i had pj library and i loved it!!!!
I absolutely love this book. I’ve read it a million times and I’m not sick of it. It’s sooooooo good.
last year i had to read this book for school. i don't remember it so much, but i remember liking it. i remember sorta (hehe) judging it by its cover and blurb, so i was like saying to my friends, "this book must be so boring. its just about a girl who writes letters to her cousin" my friends thought the same thing. when we started reading it, then we all really liked it and from now on, none of us will judge a book by its cover or blurb again. great book!
Over all this book was pretty good though I would liked to have seen a little more action.
I don't know if there is a movie about this book, but if there is, I would definitely watch it.