The magic of sagas is that you get to know the characters very well. This novel is too short for such narrative. The characters, are lovely, and interesting.
What To Do About The Solomons takes place in a supposedly socialistic society, there is still the matter of inheritance whether they live in a kibbutz or not.
I thought this was a sweet, short book. No 12-year-old I know would use the language or vernacular you Mr. Friedman of New Jersey would use, but I understand the mechanics of trying to convey so much information to a young audience.
The lives of the seven paratroopers keep interlacing throughout their lives, whether in war or peace, while they seven maintained different views on what’s good for the state of Israel and society, they mostly managed to keep a friendly and supportive relationship despite their differences.