Last year at junior high school Melissa Victoria finally landed in the middle of the right crowd. Spring is all love and partying, and everything is perfect when she starts going out with Zoran, the hottest and most popular boy in the whole area. But she just can’t forget Alexander. Perfect Alexander. Unattainable Alexander. The boy who spends his Easter holidays in the penthouse suite of the mountain hotel where Melissa’s mum works in the kitchen. The boy who shows her that things look a lot better from the top floor.
Melissa starts to understand that she belongs somewhere else. And only Alexander can take her there. Det er min tur nå is Renate Nedregård’s second book. Just like in Mirakel the focus is on today’s young people and their challenges and reality.
‘[...] about girls that have lost their fathers. [...] Nedregård has been successful in finding the balance between content and form that gives this temperature.’
‘An exquisite look at the divide between the poor and the wealthy [...] an outstanding depiction of what it means to be an adult. From the very first page, the reader is submerged in Melissa’s emotional world, and it is difficult not to recognise yourself as a youngster when reading about her crush. Nedregård also respects her target audience by assuming that the reader understands everything that is happening in the book. There are no unnecessary explanations or stereotypes such as is often the case in other books for young adults. [...] The reader quickly feels for Melissa, and hopes just as much as she does that her unrealistic expectations will become reality.’
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