Reviews

  • "Stasi Wolf, the sequel to Stasi Child, is just as suspensful and thrilling… The quality of the writing makes one eager for the next book in the series." (David Rosenthal, Walla!) more…

  • "I loved Stasi Child, the first in the series, and Stasi Wolf is just as good. Now I'm waiting for the next book in the series." (Gadi Eidelheit, "Bikorot Sfarim") more…

  • Kfar Saba 2000: "Fermentto's treatment of her protagonists is neither condescending nor demeaning, but it recognizes the fact that youth violence in Israel has been overblown, not least by the young generation itself. Her point of view articulates this excess in a grotesque manner. Fermentto does this is by subtly and sparingly comparing the substantial difference between the suburbs of New York with those of Kfar Saba: the rapidly approaching possibility for Israeli sixteen-seventeen year olds to receive a uniform and weapon and express all their aggressions legally, openly, as a necessary act, patriotic and possibly even bourgeois and boring." (Yuval Avivi, "Haaretz") more…

  • Kfar Saba 2000 - "In a reality in which readers prefer to read translated works, or to complain about contemporary literature being worthless, it is to necessary to state unequivocally – there are young and superb authors in Israel, one of whom is Julia Fermentto." (Haaretz) more…

  • "My Mother's Shadow is a beautiful and captivating book that draws us into the complicated life of a young woman whose only desire was to love and be loved." (Rubina, "Saloona") more…

  • "I very much enjoyed My Mother's Shadow, it is a compelling, emotional and touching read which reveals the difficulties facing women in the 1950's." (Hagit Ben Hur, "Nuritha) more…

  • "My Mother's Shadow raises several matters worthy of consideration: how well do we know our close ones, close family and distant relatives, "what would have opened only if?" scenarios, as well as our ability to view our parents as individuals etc… the cover is faithful to the book and intriguing… a pleasant read perfect for this festive season." (Miri Dalitzki, "Nuritha") more…

  • Kfar Saba 2000 – "Fermentto's characters have fresh and clear voices. This is a unique book, it captures the reader's attention with its youthful pathos and is a welcome addition to the mosaic of written testimonies to the life of Millennials." (Noa Susanna Morag, "Walla!") more…

  • "Kfar Saba 2000 misleads the reader into believing it is a light-weight coming of age novel until the glass of black poison that was poured into it hauls to the surface a sinister wave of confused and dark passions. Fermentto's description of adolescence is frightfully realistic and gloomy, full of suppressed anger and disturbing yet seducing sexuality, written in her singular style." (Ran Ben non, Yedioth Aharonot) more…

  • "In her second novel, Kfar Saba 2000, Julia Fermento displays true talent as a storyteller (confirming what was previously revealed in her debut novel, Safari)… readers are guaranteed a fluent read of an intelligent and biting satire.” (Arik Glasner, "Free Critic") more…