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The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2005


    I liked this book so much that I read it in one day. I think that everyone should be able to relate to it. Every family is dysfunctional. It might be when your parents are lecturing you and then the phone rings and they pick it up in a false cheery voice and have a pleasant conversation. Then just as the conversation is over they don't forget where they were in your punishment. It might be more severe, like in Jacob's case. We all must grow up and we all go through similar things. I love how high school was not softened. Yes, there is language and drugs, and sex. That is how high school is. You can choose to participate or not. The description of the family was realistic. Congratulations on a book well written!

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Brilliantly Funny, Uniquely Heartwarming

    I read this book when I was sixteen years old, and found it absolutely great! In my opinion, it is a unique tale of a young Jewish kid on the brink of manhood trying to process the crumbling of his family, while trying to find himself. It's absolutely hilarious, and reminds me of the Jewish kids I grew up with in middle school. Its a great story that is kinda meant for young adults, but can be read by any age group. No matter how old you are, you will definitely enjoy it. It may even help you make the many or final transitions in your life. Enjoy, because I sure did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2007

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    This is by far one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I go thru mounds of books. The Braff family is just a very talented one. I loved how he got into Jacob's mind and didn't hold anything back, I especially liked the open ending with 'where the hell is that kid going?' and I can't wait until Braff comes out with a new book, if he is anytime soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2006

    A Great Read

    This book was excellent. Just like Jacob, I am Jewish. I could relate to his thoughts and his feelings. I'm 13 and this was one of our 8th grade summer reading required books. I read this one in 3 days because it was so hard to put down. That being said, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under 12 years old because of explicit content. Some may get lost by thinking too much on what he says than his thoughts in general, so you need to be mature to read this. I don't have any other books to recommend because I haven't read anything like this one before. I would definately recommend this book to anyone 12 or up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2006

    I Loved it

    I loved this book so much. It was incredible how it could be so sad and still it's put in a way that makes laugh bitterly. It shows emotion without being soft. Theirs all the making of a great book. The first page drags a bit but other than that the entire book goes by so quickly you would wish you read slower. The ending is so wonderfully culminating. I give this book an A plus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2004


    This was an amazing book. I read it because I had heard that it was similar to The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It isnt incredibly similar, but it's very good anyways. Asher is wonderful, he was definately my favorite. Jacob's thoughts are so real. The way he talks about squishing the guests heads in the very beginning and counting the seconds of silence. Its just great. I would definately reccoment it to anyone who would want to read a good book.

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