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Crazy Diamond

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"I don't wanna be famous
I don't wanna be who you are
I don't wanna be a trademark
I don't wanna be a wannabe superstar

I wanna be infamous,
Incapable,
unfaceable,
untraceable..."

That's Mira M. And this is the story of her unforgettable life -- as a kid alone in a junkyard tire swing, to her escape from Croatia at age nine in a Marshall amp road case in the rear o
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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T.
Jan 04, 2009 T. rated it liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of the punk or indie music scene
Shelves: ya-lit
I find "Foreign books" (think foreign films) can be some of the most interesting books out there. That is how I discovered Per Nilson whose work I've adored.

This book crossed my path and I thought I'd give it a shot. There are places this book doesn't work for me, like her Uncle being conveniently called Uncle Lou. When I first read this, I kept thinking "Nick and Norah."

Overall, the tale is slightly different in that the main character has died (how you don't know until the end) and she tells p
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Stephanie
I probably won't finish this book. It's about a teen girl who escapes from Croatia to become a rock star in Germany with two other girls who have escaped from Ghana. I think the international flavor could be refreshing in a plot. It has been translated from German and the author got his material from collaborating with teen actors and musicians on a four-year theatre project. So I'm sure it's all very authentic. I just don't feel like reading it.
Nana
Mar 10, 2016 Nana rated it it was ok
Shelves: lib, weird
This book was seriously weird. The plot was weird. The characters weird. I didn't like it much because the book just kept going on and on and on and on and...well, you get the point. Probably something I wouldn't read again, unless I would terribly bored. However, it was a pretty interesting story, about the rise and fall of a rockstar. Melody's character was pretty predictable. As for Mia...well, she was weird. Anyway, the book wasn't very good.
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Apr 11, 2016 Nick Hupton rated it liked it
Interesting read, with solid character development, but I was never entirely sure where the story was going.
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David Chotjewitz (born May 14, 1964, in Berlin) is a German writer and theatre director who lives in Hamburg.

In 1967, his family moved to Rome, where Chotjewitz grew up until 1973. He attended the Italian primary school and later the German school of Rome. In 1973, he moved with his parents and brother to the small north Hessian village of Kruspis. He attended school in Bad Hersfeld until 1981, bu
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