Book Club: Unterzakhn
This one is an interesting book, because it's a pretty straight-forward tale of two sisters and their journeys as they come of age. They're two very specific kind of girls at a very specific time in a very specific place, which makes their stories all the more interesting. It's a black and white graphic novel about two European Jewish sisters growing up as immigrants in the U.S. around 1910 (in an immigrant community, so it's like they're still in Russia... but not.). It's interesting to watch them go off into their individual journeys, and to see how they interact with the immigrant community around them.
It's a very quick and smooth read, you could finish it in one or two good sittings if you wanted to. In fact, you're probably more likely to enjoy it if you finish it quicker. The only thing you'd need to watch out for is the fact that a lot of the characters are drawn very similarly, so it'll take you a minute sometimes to figure out who's who. Other than that, the art is expressive, the dialogue/language is fascinating and engrossing, and the story is pretty straightforward until the end.
Did Unterzakhn change our lives? No, and that's the reason we couldn't rate it as highly as we've rated some of our other books, but there's technically not much wrong with the graphic novel. Like I mentioned earlier: easy and enjoyable read, so if you had a spare afternoon that you'd like to spend reading, it wouldn't hurt.
TL;DR Our Review
Bader: 3.5 Stars
Noor: 3.5 Stars
Reem: 3.5 Stars
WE RECOMMEND IT BUT NOT LIKE FEVERISHLY BUT IT'S GOOD IF YOU WANT TO
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