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by Anna Jarzab

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Teenagers
Author: Anna Jarzab
ISBN: 0385738366
ISBN13: 978-0385738361
Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (October 9, 2012)
Pages: 464
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The Opposite of Hallelujah is a well written book; Jarzab’s confident and eloquent prose lends the novel a literary feel, while the realistic rendering of Caro’s voice serves as an effective medium for the profound subject matter. Caro’s characterisation is authentic and relatable: she’s sixteen, argues with her parents, behaves selfishly at times. While she’s a sympathetic character with a lot to deal with, Jarzab allows Caro to be flawed and make mistakes, to act insensitively

Anna Jarzab did a wonderful job writing the emotions of the characters. Overall, The Opposite of Hallelujah was an enlightening novel about forgiveness, faith and the growing relationship between two sisters and a family. It's a thoroughly delightful read.

Anna Jarzab did a wonderful job writing the emotions of the characters. It got me to feel something for them, especially with Hannah.

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But I’ll tell you a secret–those are the only songs I can remember, because my new beautiful iPhone doesn’t even have the Hallelujah playlist on it because I got the phone after I finished the book. I had to power up my old iPhone to get to the playlist, which I’ve finally remembered to do! So, without further ado, here it is (could there be anymore OneRepublic on it?): 1. Wolfmother – Vagabond. 2. Islands – Switched On. 3. Jens Lekman – The Opposite of Hallelujah. 4. OneRepublic – Secrets. 5. Passion Pit – Little Secrets.

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A riveting depiction of sisterhood, as one sibling's return home unleashes lies, a secret long buried, and emotional upheaval.Caro Mitchell considers herself an only child--and she likes it that way. After all, her much older sister, Hannah, left home eight years ago, and Caro barely remembers her. So when Caro's parents drop the bombshell news that Hannah is returning to live with them, Caro feels as if an interloper is crashing her family. To her, Hannah's a total stranger, someone who haunts their home with her meek and withdrawn presence, and who refuses to talk about her life and why she went away. Caro can't understand why her parents cut Hannah so much slack, and why they're not pushing for answers. Unable to understand Hannah, Caro resorts to telling lies about her mysterious reappearance. But when those lies alienate her new boyfriend, friends, and put her on the outs with her parents, Caro seeks solace from an unexpected source. And as she unearths a clue from Hannah's past--one that could save Hannah from the dark secret that possesses her--Caro begins to see her sister in a whole new light."Jarzab packs a lot into this story, questions of faith and forgiveness, science and religion, mental illness, guilt and possible redemption, as well as simple high school drama. But at its heart, this is a story about sisters."--Booklist, starred"A layered meditation on family and belief that will ring true for faith-questing teens."--Kirkus Reviews
Comments to eBook The Opposite of Hallelujah
Thetath
What a great book. My granddaughters loved it so I read it and thought it was wonderful.
Mora
I love this book, I couldn't put it down! The story is really good and engaging. I loved seeing Caro change for the better and become so much happier than before!
Jube
At the heart of The Opposite of Hallelujah, I think the message is that your actions don't just effect yourself. A lie, a decision to leave, hiding from your problems, and pain can't be isolated to just you, it creates a wave to the people you love and that love you.
Caro is a very relatable narrator. I could relate with her anger, pain and doubt about what was going on in the world around her as well as her curiosity whether related to learning or uncovering the past of her prodigal sister. She is a bit spoiled at times, but aren't we all. Thinking of ourselves is our natural state, but I love how she feels regret when she treats others badly, and at the end of the day I think that she strives to put others before herself.
Pawel, Caro's friend and love interest is great as well. I loved his sense of humor, his sensitivity and the closeness that was featured in his family as well.
The Opposite of Hallelujah definitily has something that is missing from a lot of teen novels, involved parents. It doesn't mean that they are perfect, but I love the relationship and the conversations that are in this book. I like that they are involved in school work, try to enforce a family dinner, and how they try to cultivate a relationship between Caro and Hannah.
Anna Jarzab did a wonderful job writing the emotions of the characters. It got me to feel something for them, especially with Hannah. Even when I did not know what was the root of her pain and confusion, I still felt for her. I could see that she was trying to hard to reform a relationship with Caro as she sorted through her feelings.
I guess one thing that should be mentioned in case you can't tell from the description, there is a lot of religious discussion in this novel, but I think that it all felt authentic. Caro was questioning what she really believed, if there was a God, her anger with him, and confusion at what made her sister join the convent and ultimately what led her to leave. Father Bob is a great presence in this novel too. I don't think that he ever tried to force his beliefs on anyone, but rather he was a listening ear to Caro, and tried to lead her on the path to discovering herself, and what she can do for her sister.
Bottom line: The Opposite of Hallelujah is a touching story filled to the brim with emotions with a sweet yet rocky at times relationship and a strong narrator that I connected with.
Beardana
The Opposite of Hallelujah begins with a teenage girl, who was basically raised as an only child, dreading the return of her estranged sister. This is just the first layer of the story. In this book, we are taken along a journey of self-discovery through the eyes of Caro Mitchell. Anna Jarzab created a novel that shows the true strength and bond of a family and the meaning of love between sisters even through all the dark secrets and mistakes.

Caro was a tremendous surprise in the book. On the surface, she was stubborn, tempered, blunt and albeit, extremely selfish girl. Even with her bad attitude towards her sister and her parents, I found Caro to be extremely real and likable. I understood her actions and feelings of resent and unworthiness when Hannah comes back into her life. Change is not easy and the adjustment of sharing her parent's affection and attention was hard on Caro. Added to that is the unknown true reasoning of Hannah's departure eight years ago, her unexpected return, and all the lies and secrets her parents have been keeping about what happened to Hannah when Caro was very little. Caro tries to find herself throughout the book, questioning why she does things, learning from her mistakes, and embracing her sister's presence. Caro really changes herself, opens her eyes, mind and heart, and grows up immensely.

The romance between Caro and Pawel is not prominent in the book, but a very wonderful addition to Caro's overall growth. Along with her talks with Father Bob, I think Pawel really helps Caro. He was supportive and understanding. He was an adorable, cute guy that cared so much about Caro. He was there when she needed him and his absence made her realize her dire mistakes. What I loved most about Pawel was the funny, laid back side of him who was just fun to be around and one of the few people that saw the good in Caro's heart. I have no doubt why these two fall for each other.

While this book mentions some aspects of religious beliefs and philosophies, its' prominence does not take away the overall enjoyment. In fact, it enhances the storyline and gives more depth and shape to Caro and her sister's characterization. It helps the pacing go smoothly and it gives the reader a whole new perspective.

Jarzab has an amazing writing style that gives her character life and meaning. Her writing kept me riveted and brought out genuine emotions. She made Caro's life interestingly flawed and she portrayed real family struggles. Jarzab didn't just center the plot around Caro, but she brang forth the parts of her parents and Hannah with all the misunderstanding and miscommunication. She really showed the imperfectness of a family, but she also showed the unconditional love as well. The truth about Hannah's past, while not quite surprising, did not take away from the inspirational feel of the book and all the hope it brought.

Overall, The Opposite of Hallelujah was an enlightening novel about forgiveness, faith and the growing relationship between two sisters and a family. It's a thoroughly delightful read.
Jaiarton
In The Opposite of Hallelujah, we meet the main character who goes by the name of Caro. I definitely felt as if I could bond with her right away for reasons that many others may not understand and for the exact same reasons as she clearly explains and tries to justify in the book. She is not an only child, but was raised as one. Having an older sibling who has never been around, Caro feels as if it's just her and her parents. I myself felt this same way but I have an older sibling that never seemed to take part in our lives because he simply chose not to. This is the exact reason for Caro's older sister so I can totally get her point as to why, when Hannah decided that she wants to come back into the picture like everything is perfect, Caro refuses to make nice. In all honesty, I feel like many would probably hold a grudge against Caro for this and I am not one. I felt her hard heart. I would've done the exact same thing in her shoes.
Hannah now wants to make nice. But from where she came from? Being a nun and going back to a normal life? That can't be easy either. There are some serious underlying issues that need brought to the surface. As Caro struggles with accepting her sister, Hannah struggles with her own inner battles.
I did hope for a bit more of a jazzed up ending and not a picture perfect one, but all in all, this was a really good read and I do recommend.
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