My friend Charlie thought I would like Sweet Like Sugar by Wayne Hoffman. It was lite quick reading and I was suspicious that without exceptional writing I would get distracted. The story about a gay Jewish man Benji and his friendship with an Orthodox rabbi seemed familiar territory. As I whipped through the novel I began feeling emotionally connected to the religious struggle and spirituality that Benji was tackling. OMG, then came an outburst of tears as the climax and resolution hit me. Hats off to this sweet reading experience!