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Bis bald! Tony

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  238 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Hardcover, 117 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Oetinger Verlag (first published 1988)
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Oct 01, 2011 Sally rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: could-not-finish
THIS was the book that we all hid behind the stacks in the library reading in year 8, a little group of us, because of the scene where the guy masturbates on a hill or something. SO NAUGHTY OMG! It served three giggling 13-year-olds very well indeed ;) The rest of the book I did try to read once, but could never get into. I guess a guy's journey just wasn't that interesting to me back then, and I doubt I'll ever pick it up for another try.
Mar 03, 2015 Blake rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1.I decided to read this book because my friend recommended it to me and said it was a good book 2.I found the setting of this book really interesting through out the story as it was set mostly on a farm and even though it was a globe of 6 billion people he always felt secluded and it was set as if it was only him in the world. 3."this World is just a sphere ready for exploring" I liked this quote because it relates to this book so well like as life is just a journey that we were chosen for. 4.T ...more
Feb 22, 2009 Maggieg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A short book about a boy's rite of passage to manhood. Contains lots of truths.
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Feb 07, 2015 James Savill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe this story isn't more highly rated on Goodreads.

It's a delightful story that's so well written. I liked the writing even more than the authors, Tommorow When The War Began, which is also very good.

The story follows that journey of a boy who must leave home and experience life. His task is to return home with seven stories from his journey.

I couldn't help compare this story with The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Both are great reads.
Oct 06, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one that has stayed with me for years, it resonated with me so strongly at the time. I think I was in my early to mid teens when I read this and I am so glad I found it.
Jul 14, 2014 Kathryn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm just not sure I got much out of it...

You see; it's an emotional and spiritual journey into becoming an adult in the guise of a physical traipse through the landscape.

Eh; not my cup of tea.
A.B. Shepherd
This book was not really my style. Interestingly written story of a young man's journey to maturity. He must come home with seven stories that prove he has learned what it means to be a man. I'm not a fan of stories that you have to decipher to find the meaning, which is why this book isn't really my style, but it was a good tale.
Dec 30, 2009 Maggie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
very very teenage fiction which is a disappointment for me as I enjoyed Marsden's War series as an adult. But this book is aimed at teenagers, so I cant be surprised
Apr 14, 2013 Simone rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read as a teenager growing up. I recommend for a growing teenage who is not really knowing what life is all about yet.
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See also: John Marsden.

His first book, So Much To Tell You, was published in 1987. This was followed by Take My Word For It, a half-sequel written from the point of view of another character. His landmark Tomorrow series is recognized as the most popular book series for young adults ever written in Australia. The first book of this series, Tomorrow When The War Began, has been reprinted 26 times i
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