Everything is Going to Burn

Sofia Nordin

Original Title
Allt ska brinna
Published
2018
Genre
Fiction 12-15
Pages
184
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Everything is Going to Burn

Sofia Nordin

It’s fall when I come carrying the fire. An eternity-long, wet, gray darkness, and I have three bottles of lighter
fluid in my backpack. Everything is going to burn. As a matter of fact, I don’t have a clue about how much lighter fluid is needed. Probably more than what I think. That’s a common thought of mine, that things are more difficult than what I expect them to be at first. For you it was the opposite. You were so mad at things that were difficult or went too slowly. You wanted to run past it, skip it.

Minna and Agnes have been best friends since that day in fourth grade when they hid behind the gym equipment to avoid softball at P.E. That day they understood they belonged together. Now they’re seventeen and still belong together. As a team, they fight for vegetarian food in the cafeteria, work extra at a home for immigrants, and put douchy guys in their place. No one can touch Minna and Agnes, together they can do everything! Or? Because what do you do when that which you love most in the entire world breaks?

A fantastic portrayal of friendship and sorrow, of light and a darkness that eventually threatens to take over.

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