The Color Of Water Book Review Essay — страница 2

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that you truly could ignore people that have nothing good to say, and get away with it. She can teach nearly any reader that it doesn’t pay off to go crazy on someone, and that ignoring him or her and walking away does seem to be the best solution, and is a sign of strength that outweighs getting in a fight, whether you win or lose. This memoir also teaches a good lesson on religion. Although Rachel was raised in a Jewish family that was tainted by sexual abuse, and a lack of love, she realizes by the end of the book that part of her is Jewish, and that not everything Jewish is bad. There are plenty of families, organizations, and get-togethers that exist in all religions which a lot of good can and does come from. Nearly anybody who believes in a god will be less prone to

commit violent acts, and more likely to help out a stranger. Rachel does become a Christian, and Jesus really did help her in her time of need, if you ask her; but no matter what the religion, faith can help out many people in their time of need. This book shows what Christianity did for Mommy, and what good came of all the Jewish friends she had from before leaving the religion. This book’s structure wasn’t written perfectly, and it certainly wasn’t concerned with winning any awards, but it had a purpose. It gave the author a better sense of who he is, and can give many readers much more than that; valuable lessons in life. To grade this book on things such as structure, vocabulary, and even sales would be to miss the entire point of the memoir. Read it as a memoir with

great insight and a damn good owners manual on how to get along in this world, and I can guarantee you won’t be let down; in fact, you will probably be quite impressed. But if what you’re looking for is a book that needs to live up to the standards of a great piece of literature, you’re looking in the wrong place.