Biscuit and Gordon. Two Steps Forward and One Back

Moni Nilsson

Original Title
Semlan och Gordon. Två steg fram och ett tillbaka
Published
2013
Genre
Fiction 9-12
Pages
190
Rights Sold
France
The Netherlands
Norway
Denmark
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Biscuit and Gordon. Two Steps Forward and One Back

Moni Nilsson

What is the meaning of life – if there even is one? More specifically, what is the meaning of Biscuit Nichlasdotter-Liljestrand’s eventful (inner) life – a typical atypical 13-year-old girl. Biscuit gets dizzy when she realizes her own insignificance in relation to being only one of 7 billion people – does anything really matter then? Cleaning your room, good grades, love?

In this book, life is quite eventful for Biscuit: she ends up at a party at Kevin’s house, she and Gordon gets a new friend named Maximillian and she makes out with Lino even though they are absolutely not an item. When Biscuit’s own friends throw a wild party, she’s disheartened and realizes she must find new friends. It’s time she started searching for the meaning of her own life, it has to be found somewhere!

The series about Biscuit is best described as “uncensored growing pains for young teenagers” and the fifth book is no exception – it is surprisingly straightforward on vital teen issues such as alcohol, sex, and thoughts about life and death. Funny and feelgood with an edge.

 

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