A staggeringly beautiful, comforting first novel
15-year-old Taika’s mother dies in a car crash, and Taika has to begin a new life in unfamiliar surroundings. The reader lives through the sorrow with the main character, dives into the same depths; joins Taika as she toughens herself, creating a new self, clutching onto her nice teacher Antti with the same furious desperation; becomes equally as humiliated and eventually accepts her own vulnerability.
With a steady hand, Anne-Maija Aalto steers Taika as much as the reader. You feel cleansed when you finish the book.
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An excerpt in English is available