Between Us

Sandra Beijer

Original Title
Mellan oss
Published
Natur & Kultur, August 2019
Genre
Young adult
Pages
196
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Between Us

Sandra Beijer

Minna starts high school with the conviction that everything is going to be different. She has distanced herself from her middle-school BFF, bought high-heeled shoes, and made the decision to climb in rank. In her new class, she becomes friends with dissolute Milou and shy Elin. They all share the same dreams of popularity, a fi rst kiss and a new, more grown-up world.

But high school’s complicated rules demand a certain instinct, and soon Minna, Milou and Elin have navigated straight into the line of fi re. They are thrown to the bottom of the hierarchy, and they have no idea how they got there.

Minna turns inward and seeks comfort in the infi nity of space. She longs for weightlessness and being rid of the pressure that the borderline between childhood and young adulthood involves.

Sandra Beijer, born 1984 in Stockholm, is a blogger and a writer. Since 2005 she runs one of Sweden’s most popular blogs, Niotillfem (“Nine to Five”). Her debut novel Det handlar om dig was released in 2014, and in 2016 came her second novel, Allt som blir kvar (All That Is Left), about which one critic wrote: “There is a strength in this text not only as a Stockholm depiction, but also as a realistic and romantic picture of what it’s like to be young.”

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