Like me: The first time (Innbundet)


Anne Wisløff

Norwegian title: Lik meg - første gang
Binding: Innbundet
Year: 2022
Pages: 240
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202756925
Age: 12 - 16
Overview Lik meg - første gang

How do you even have sex? What if you don’t want to have sex, while everyone else acts like it has to happen now? How do you cope if the person you like likes someone else?

This book is based on the sixth season of the TV series Like me. The kids are sixteen, and it’s time for sexual education at school. Sex is a subject the teenagers pretend they know all about aand have a big interest in, but what happens when it’s time to try it out in real life with someone? Neither the experience nor the emotions around it may be as expected, and what happens when everyone else thinks they know what happened and it gets shared on social media? The vulnerability of being young and inexperienced in sexuality and love are recurring themes for the characters in this book.

Like Me: The First Time is about being sixteen, about unrequited love, about being naked and scared with someone else, about exploring the scary and unknown. And about trying to like yourself when everyone else does something different. Guaranteed to cause butterflies.

‘Anne Wisløff’s Like Me: The First Time can be the teenager’s most lovely, awkward, but also the most important reading experience of the summer.’

‘The novel is a thorough sexual education, which in 240 pages has time to touch upon pretty much everything about sex. Consent, contraception, fetishes, toys, rape, porn, pregnancy and so on. And everything is done on the teenagers's premises.’

BOK365, *****

‘Anne Wisløff’s new young adult novel is a sure-fire tale of the youth’s conflicts, fears, dilemmas and loves. […] In this book everything is refreshingly up to date.’


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Reviews Lik meg - første gang

Ingen fikser sex første gang 21.06.2022

"Anne Wisløffs nye ungdomsroman er en treffsikker fortelling om ungdomstidas konflikter, redsler, dilemmaer og forelskelser."

"Ungdomstida er blodig alvor for alle kjempende, og «Lik meg – første gang» er en treffsikker studie av både toppene og bunnene, av forelskelsene og nederlagene."
"Wisløff løfter fram viktige emner, og gir et skarpt bilde av hvor raskt ungdommene mister kontroll over egen historie, på grunn av sosiale medier."

"I denne boka er alt befriende oppdatert"

"Ungdomstidas temaer kommer på løpende bånd; sexpress, fyll, graviditet, angrepille, porno som læremester, konflikter med troende foreldre, russebuss-rulling, seksuell identitet"

Maya Troberg Djuve, Dagbladet

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Author Anne Wisløff

Anne Wisløff is a director and scriptwriter for the Norwegian Broadcasting Association (NRK). She has been writing and directing stories for and about children since 1997 and was part of starting NRK's first web based drama series, Sara, in 2008. She has since been a central developer of web based drama for NRK Super. In 2018 she established herself as a series developer with the series Like <3 Me. The same year she also won an Emmy for the series Girls season 8.

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