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  • Title: Freefall
  • Author: Anna Levine
  • ISBN: 9780061576546
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What would your life be like if military service was compulsory, not voluntary Aggie is eighteen and getting ready to do her service for the Israeli Army She could get a cushy assignment maybe pushing paper somewhere or she could just take her chances Only, Aggie isn t like that Despite her small size and the fact that she needs to gain weight to even make the grade, anWhat would your life be like if military service was compulsory, not voluntary Aggie is eighteen and getting ready to do her service for the Israeli Army She could get a cushy assignment maybe pushing paper somewhere or she could just take her chances Only, Aggie isn t like that Despite her small size and the fact that she needs to gain weight to even make the grade, and despite the total disbelief of her entire family except her grandmother, who is an old freedom fighter and don t you forget it , Aggie is trying out for an elite combat unit.Ben Aggie s crush of the moment isn t at all convinced that she s making the right choice Shira, Aggie s best friend forever, is bewildered and perhaps a bit too interested in Ben Then there s Noah And the serendipitous snow And a good bye kiss that turns into, well, a real kiss.Luckily for Aggie, her backbreaking, sand in mouth, completely lost in the desert training produces an unlikely dividend friends The kind she never imagined she could have The kind you d go to war with and for.
    Freefall What would your life be like if military service was compulsory not voluntary Aggie is eighteen and getting ready to do her service for the Israeli Army She could get a cushy assignment maybe pushing

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    1. I was completely surprised at how much I enjoyed reading Freefall From the get go Anna captured my attention with her vivid descriptions of the sites and sounds of Israel, from the sweltering heat in the country, to the sites and sounds of the city, mixed in with the descriptions of the smells of spices and baked goods It s not very often I have the chance to read such a realistic book, set in the country of Israel and narrated by a strong female character who wants to be apart of an elite Israe [...]

    2. Freefall is a surprisingly good book and I was amazed at how quickly I got into it I hadn t heard much about it before I picked it up and after reading it I honestly don t know why This book needs to get some attention It s one of the best young adult books I have ever read and I don t think it has gotten the attention it deserves.Aggie Jacobs is just about to start her time in the Israeli army and she has no idea what she wants to do She could get a desk job like most people but it doesn t fee [...]

    3. Freefall is a sweet coming of age story about a teenager girl who struggles to define herself and find her place in the world in a country where kids are forced to face adult responsibilities at an early age This is a story that will resonate with anyone who remembers the uncertainties and awkwardness of being a teenager, despite the foreign setting of the story.Aggie is a strong and likable heroine who is easily believable and is surrounded by a colorful cast of side characters who are each mem [...]

    4. I really enjoyed reading this book I was struck with how much uncertainty teens in Israel live with in regard to their future When it s mandatory for all to join the military for a period of time, how do you make plans and choices about your future prospectives and your relationships with family, friends, and loves I thought the romantic elements in this story were great Aggie and Noah spend so little time together during the course of the story but each interaction was satisfying and had enough [...]

    5. Aggie is an Isreali citizen and she is preparing to begin her complusory two years of service in the army Her parents assume that she will take a nice, safe position where she can use her brain Aggie has other plans, however, and decides to seek entrance into an elite female combat unit.Aggie makes it through a grueling three day training, but just when she returns home, war breaks out between Isreal and Lebannon Frustrated that she isn t yet in a position to help, she goes north into the thick [...]

    6. It took me a bit to get into this book, but once I did, I found the story so engaging The story seems to start right away, without much backstory about teens in Isreal and required military service, so I found myself doing some research online to understand the backstory The plot makes it seem like the whole book will be about Aggie in the military, but only a small part takes place with Aggie in her combat unit The story is about Aggie growing up and deciding what to do now that she s 18 Even [...]

    7. YA done right everyone else should go back and rewrite their books the language is realistic but not overly stupid and teenager y the story is a nice balance of serious real life and serious at the time i like boys drama i could have done without the prelude, especially since it seemed corny and clumsy and therefore unlike the rest of the book and, hell, the girl wants to be hardcore, i m down with that i also thought the book did a particularly good job of dealing with the fact that the serious [...]

    8. Woah Just got done reading FreeFall I only chose the book because I was at the library and needed to get going grabbed the first book that looked interesting I was afraid this book was going to be boring but I really got into it and I am glad I chose it It was written perfect for my interests I wish their was to read

    9. How would you react if military service was compulsory and not voluntary In war torn Israel, Aggie faces two years of service She can choose to spend her two years at a desk job pushing papers around, or volunteer for an elite combat unit She chooses the latter, despite being too skinny to make the cut Can she survive Or will she back out I I just don t know what to think about this book It s an intriguing look into the life of an average girl living in Israel, but at the same time I got nothing [...]

    10. I was completely surprised at how much I enjoyed reading Freefall From the get go Anna captured my attention with her vivid descriptions of the sites and sounds of Israel, from the sweltering heat in the country, to the sites and sounds of the city, mixed in with the descriptions of the smells of spices and baked goods It s not very often I have the chance to read such a realistic book, set in the country of Israel and narrated by a strong female character who wants to be apart of an elite Israe [...]

    11. Levine, Anna 2008 Freefall.I am about to jump I am about to jump wearing a full load on my back Feet, knees, hip, back, roll Crammed tightly, the pack is stuffed with my anxieties, fears and army issued parachute It is secured to my chest with strings and clasps It hold my heart in place, should it try to break free When the time is right, I will yank the cord At that moment, the pack will open My fears will rise to the dome of my chute, where they will hover And for a moment I will be free of t [...]

    12. Don t let the cutesy cover fool you on this book.As an 18 year old girl living in Israel, Aggie is already gearing up for her two years required service in the Israeli army Her parents are sure she ll make the smart choice and opt for a safer position hopefully somewhere way behind the scenes, pushing paper But small, stubborn Aggie has other ideas She wants to join a combat unit No one seems to understand Aggie s bizarre choice not her best friend Shira, who is hoping for fame and fortune and a [...]

    13. Aggie Jacobs doesn t look like the type of girl who would choose a combat unit for her required military service in the Israeli army, but that is exactly where she wants to be She is small and definitely under the weight requirement, but she wants to be useful not stuck as a secretary in a military office somewhere Most of all she wants to prove to herself and to everyone around her that she is stronger than she appears Battling fatigue, challenging obstacles, and a relentless desert, Aggie disc [...]

    14. Military presence is a very strong factor for young Israelis Brothers, sisters, boyfriends, and besties are pulled into compulsory service as soon as they finish high school But not everyone has to be a fighter Aggie s mother would have her doing something in an office, cool and safe, but Aggie, a dancer, isn t sure she wants to spend the next two years of her life doing paperwork The only person who encourages Aggie is her bestfriend Shira s brother Noah As Aggie s feelings change for Noah, her [...]

    15. Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadTooWhat would you do if you were required to serve two years in the military once you ve turned 18 Aggie s eighteenth birthday is approaching, and as a teen in Israel, she must serve her time in the Israel Defense Force Aggie doesn t want a boring job stuck in an office filing paperwork for two years So she decides to try for a combat unit Aggie s mother is scared and sees her as weak, her friends aren t quite sure about her decision, [...]

    16. Freefall, by Anna Levine5 out of 5 stars Eighteen year old Abigail Jacobs is faced with two years in compulsory military service in the Israeli Defense Force She has to gain weight, leave her childhood friends, and abandon fear to get what she wants.What s worse is that her family doesn t believe that she could do it Her friends are dumb founded Why would she do something like this Can t she just work in an office When things start to play in the right direction she is in love, her military unit [...]

    17. What would your life be like if military service was compulsory, not voluntary For 18 year old Aggie, life is pretty stressful Sure, she s got the normal teen girls things going on crushes on boys, hanging out with her best friend but she s also trying to decide which military service to join Will she be happy pushing pencils at a desk for the next two years How about auditioning for the entertainment corps with her best friend No Aggie s got something different in mind an elite combat group But [...]

    18. The story starts off with Abigail who has to decide what she wants to do in military service She s trying to decide what she wants to do and what others want her to do She has to go through many challenges before she understand what she wants to do and where she belongs Abigail was someone who knew what she had to do and didn t let others put her down She knew that it wasn t going to be easy to accomplish what she wanted but that didn t mean that she just gave up Her determination was something [...]

    19. Aggie lives in Jerusalem where it is mandatory that everyone, boys and girls alike, serve two years in the army when they turn 18 They are given some choice about what sector of the military they will serve in entertainment, office, combat, Navy SEAL although there is no guarantee they will be given what they choose Aggie decides that it is important to her to prove herself and applies for a combat unit While going through the testing and the period after, she learns a lot about herself, boys, f [...]

    20. Freefall was an interesting read because it is set in a place that I don t generally read much about Modern Israel It is essentially a coming of age story as the main character, Aggie, struggles to join an elite combat unit despite the fact that she is not physically the type who generally does so Through her trials, she discovers a lot about her own physical strength as well as beginning to identify her personal beliefs She makes new friends and rounds things out with a sweet romance As an Amer [...]

    21. An eighteen year old Israeli girl decides to try out for a combat team for women as she prepares for her two year mandatory service in the army She does very well in the training exercise to choose the young women for this elite team Aggie needs to gain weight but she aces everything else While she is waiting for the final word, has a romantic encounter with her best friend s brother He is already serving in the army and involved in a flare up in Lebanon Life in a country surrounded by enemies i [...]

    22. Fast fast read Cute book with some lessons taught What would it be like to live where military service was mandatory I liked this a lot because I think of people living in Jerusalem as being like they are in the scriptures lame of me I know I think whenever I travel to other countries it is strange to think I am in a such and such country because everything seems so normal This book gave a sense of normal life in Israel for an 18 year old girl Nothing deep but I enjoyed it.

    23. This wasn t fully what I expected I thought it was a book about a teenager serving in the Israeli military but Abigail is really just getting her toes wet with a boot camp tryout This is about being on the cusp of a new phase of life and trying to make sense of her place during uncertain times A good addition to the number of books for young people about life in the Middle East.

    24. A very interesting story of a girls journey to find her courage before she enters the Israli army, she thought she had courage but when its really tested thats when we find out what where made of and who really care about.

    25. was suprised at the turn this book took I assumed and should not have that the book would be military based when in fact, the last half of the book takes place with her as a civilian nevertheless, i did enjoy it.

    26. An excerpt from American Library Association s review of Freefall Levine writes with immediate, vivid detail in this stirring first person present tense narrative about cosmetics and kissing, as well as courage and conflict Booklist of the American Library Assn.

    27. This was an okay story, but I never felt like the characters came to life than typical cardboard cutouts It s set in Israel and is trying to be a love story mixed with a coming of age girl power story, but didn t seem to quite do either one well.

    28. just don t like itI was assigned to read this and write and essay about how it expanded my jewish learning but now after reading it it was just about romance and training to get into the armyDONT GET THIS BOOK

    29. Levine creates a lovely coming of age story that includes the unique twist of compulsory military service for the Israeli army The tension within Aggie s family and within her country heighten the story, but ultimately, the strength of the tale is the normalness of the emotions she experiences.

    30. This book took me 5 hours to read cause I could not put it down I kept reading and reading and finally I finished This was one of the books that really got me into romantic books.

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