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Filed under: C, Fiction, GLBT interest, Swedish, Young Adult
by Per Alexandersson
First line: Max ligger helt utmattad i sin sÃ¤ng, med huvudet djupt i kudden.
Back cover blurb:
Det Ã¤r veckan innan nian slutar. Nu hÃ¤nder allt. BrÃ¥k stÃ¤lls pÃ¥ sin spets och kompisar blir fiender. Det gÃ¤ller att inte bÃ¤ra vÃ¤skan pÃ¥ fel sÃ¤tt, ha pÃ¥ sig fel klÃ¤der eller sÃ¤ga nÃ¥got klumpigt. Minsta felsteg och du gÃ¥r frÃ¥n cool till mobbad. NÃ¤r Max Ã¤ntligen fÃ¥r en tjej blir han lycklig, men Ã¤r han verkligen kÃ¤r i henne?
Max blir livrÃ¤dd nÃ¤r han bÃ¶rjar tÃ¤nka fÃ¶r mycket pÃ¥ Niklas. Ã„r han bÃ¶g?!
Very short synopsis in English: It’s one week until the end of ninth grade and it’s never been as important to fit in as it is now. Max fights with his best friend, gets a girlfriend and starts to have strange feelings for Niklas, the bullied kid in school.
Thoughts: This was the winner in a contest held by LL-fÃ¶rlaget, a publisher specialising in books that are easy to read, for those who perhaps aren’t that good at reading (yet). The reason I read it was because it came up when I did a search on ‘homosexuality’ in the library database. It was so new, apparently, that they hadn’t even had time to put in in the ‘Just in’ case.
It’s a pretty cute story, but nothing terribly special, so the rating is a C one.