Seriously

Hanna De Canesie

Original Title
Helt seriöst
Published
Natur & Kultur, September 2019
Genre
Young adult
Pages
140
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Seriously

Hanna De Canesie

Whore99 – that’s the name of the anonymous Instagram account that displays Ella’s naked breasts and a couple of hands on her body. It’s not long before the comments start pouring in. But no one seems to know who’s posted the picture, no one except Sam who opened a bedroom door by mistake at a party and saw Mark and Aldo doing stuff to Ella.

But they deny it and claim that it must be Sam who took the photos and posted them. The pressure on Sam increases from all directions. His mother who he hasn’t seen for years insists that he come see her in Spain, and there are rumors going around that Sam’s girlfriend Julia has made out with Christopher. The only person Sam seems to be able to rely on is Niko who is home for the summer, but Niko also has secrets that can affect Sam.

An accurate portrayal of the difficult balancing act of being a teen, of identity and loyalty. Who you are, who you want to be, and who you are expected to be.

Hanna De Canesie, born 1982, works as a social worker in Gothenburg. She got the idea for Seriously when she worked as a school counselor and heard how the students spoke to one another. This is her debut novel.

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