Night Sky

Sofia Nordin

Original Title
Natthimmel
Published
2010
Genre
Fiction 12-15
Pages
288
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Night Sky

Sofia Nordin

It all started with a vacuum, a vacuum after my best friend Adina who had just moved and changed school. There was a hole in the air where she ought to have been. But then Jesper turned up in class. And even though I still feel a sort of creepy chill when I think about Adina, I don’t think I would have found Jesper if Adina had still been living here. And I mean really found. I wouldn’t have missed noticing him in class, of course, but if Adina had still been my best friend, then Jesper had probably been nobody.

Tilda is painfully aware of who she is and she lives in a family where everybody keeps silent behind closed doors. Then she meets Jesper, he is a joyful, outgoing and passionate person, and he is into LARP. Before, Tilda had dismissed LARP-people as emo-kids playing at fairy tales in the woods, but Jesper has shown her that LARP can be just about anything–a family dinner, a party, a medieval battle.

An extremely well written book about finding yourself–and daring to be what you are.

 

 

 

 

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I believe I have never read a more mercilessly intrusive account of human group behaviour, here observed by a teenage girl, but her observations are valid for all who have ever set foot in the workplace.
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter

There are a number of skilled story-tellers among contemporary young adult authors, but Sofia Nordin sets herself apart by her seriousness and her focus on existential questions and identity, rather than easy-to-digest love stories.
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter