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For all of her 16 years, Linnea has been a thinker. She thinks about everything from boys to zits to why parents get divorced to whether or not God really exists and what happens when you die. When she and Pia become best friends, Linnea becomes a talker. Whether the subject is guys, school, the afterlife, or politics, Pia is someone she can talk to about everything. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 20th 2005 by Groundwood Books (first published 1995)
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Kate
Oct 12, 2016 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Короткая история, была бы милой, если бы не была такой грустной. Грустно-милая? Мило-грустная?
Хорошее отображение лопоухой юности, когда что-то происходит, а что - непонятно. В том числе непонятно потому, что нет времени подумать, ты слишком занята разглядыванием затылка мальчика, который сидит впереди тебя в школе.
И только потоооооом, когда уже всё случилось...
prettybooks
Mar 27, 2015 prettybooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encore une fois touchée par un roman de Katarina Mazetti. Cette fois-ci, elle aborde le suicide chez les adolescents et j'ai été très émue par le personnage de Linnea qui est confrontée à la disparition de son amie et à la culpabilité qui l'accompagne.
Meaghan
Sep 28, 2007 Meaghan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adults
A short, sweet, pithy little story narrated by an immensely ordinary teenager. The Swedish authorship and setting made this book a novelty for an American like me, and I liked Linnea’s voice. I thought the story was a bit predictable, however, and slow-moving. I might not have finished it if it had been much longer than 127 pages.
Burçak Kılıç
Aslında beğendim kitabı.. Kız en yakın arkadaşı ölünce hayata küsüyor ve sorguluyor.. İçinde dine, siyasete, hayata karşı sorgulamalar var.. Biraz kendime yakın hissettim görüşleri o yüzden beğendim :) Sadece çok kısaydı ve merak ettiğim bir nokta açıklanmamıştı.. O yüzden 3 yıldız :D
annik
да врут они все в описании. самоубийство есть, но нет никаких попыток “разгадать” что-то. когда друг шагнет под поезд, разве будешь чувствовать желание что-то “разгадать”? да нет же. будешь винить себя, что не был рядом, и распутывать клубок событий в попытках найти тот момент, когда все оборвалось, а ты и не заметил.

очень незамысловато. неприлично маленькая книжечка, только и растаскать на цитаты.

мне нравится Линнея. мне вообще редко нравятся персонажи – неважно, нахожу я что-то в них свое, или
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laaaaames
Apr 25, 2009 laaaaames rated it liked it
A tiny little book. Like others who've reviewed this, I'll set aside some language awkwardness given that it's a translation. The emotion here is so real, and of some of the loss books I've read lately, painted a true emotional portrait.

I would have liked a little more plot, and to be surprised more than I was (I don't think I was surprised at all), but it's still a lovely, heartbreaking little story.
Debbie Hoskins
I picked up this book, because I love the title. I'm a realistic fiction woman, so I read this fast. Linnea thoughtfully tells the story of her friendship with Pia, who has died.
Translated from Swedish, the Swedish setting is easy to relate to. The characters are well-developed, especially emotionally. There is some humor to keep the story from being morbid, but the tone is melancholy and wistful.
Banafsheh Esmailzadeh
Linnea is a plain teenager whose life changes when she meets extroverted Pia, whom she feels understands her when no one else does.

Her life changes again, however, when Pia dies.

She looks back on the 120 days she knew Pia in an effort to heal herself from the pain.

A short, very light read that gets you emotionally if you've ever found that one friend who changed your life around.
Lana.
Apr 16, 2013 Lana. rated it really liked it
Sixteen and talking to walls, as they're much more easy to talk to ( they don't say stupid things back), Linnea deals with the grief and questions "why?" when her best friend commits suicide.

I thought this was beautiful, and it made me cry.
Magdalene
Jun 23, 2013 Magdalene rated it did not like it
Thoroughly depressing. Can't believe this was up for a children's award. Ugh...never again.
Anastassia Dyubkova
Nov 27, 2016 Anastassia Dyubkova rated it really liked it
Бабушка говорит, что, если хочешь что-то забыть, надо это сначала хорошенько запомнить.

У Катарины Масетти я до этого читала только "могильную" дилогию, и не могу сказать, что осталась от неё в восторге - возможно, благодаря этому особенно приятное впечатление произвела на меня эта книга. Видимо, из-за того, что, несмотря на её тематику, "Между Богом и мной всё кончено" совсем не кажется мрачной. Это не лёгкое чтение, да, здесь затрагиваются некоторые тяжёлые вопросы, а в тексте много самокопания
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Chris
Sep 16, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
This wasn't quite the book that I was expecting it to be. (I suppose that's what comes from not reading the backs of these things before I start them...) However, I enjoyed it enough.

The narrator has just enough of bitter humor and teenage jerk-ness to make this really work. She's not a character that simply falls into a sweet or sour category; she has a good mix of both. And her bitterness becomes justified in most instances, which is always a good thing, as it makes her emotions feel that much
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Celeste Rousselot
Feb 04, 2013 Celeste Rousselot rated it really liked it
I may write more later, but one thing I think, for sure, is that this would not be "just a children's book" in the US. First of all, it contains words and practices that Americans don't generally think appropriate or interesting for "children." The topics are God, belief in an afterlife, abuse, sex, teenage world views, and the basic idea that we don't really know even those closest to us. Especially in light of the latter topic, I highly recommend Katarina Mazetti's book for all ages. It is ...more
Amanda
Aug 13, 2016 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
J'ai beaucoup aimé cette histoire qui se concentre sur les sentiments et émotions du personnage principale. Toutefois, beaucoup de dialogues/réflexions ne sont pas adaptés à des adolescents. Ce serait plus des propos tenus par des enfants. Ce décalage est assez étrange même s'il n'empêche pas d'apprécier le récit. L'autre point négatif que je retiens est la fin : elle est un peu abrupte selon moi.
Balkiss Sltii
ça semble surtout être une petite nouvelle pour les petites filles de 8 ans tant les pensées de la narratrice sont immatures , irréfléchies, et pleines de préjugés enfantins.
Un petit paradoxe à la fin, la meilleure amie à choisi le lieu de sa mort en étant soucieuse de ne pas choquer les enfants... non, ça reste égoïste malgré ça, elle a quand même impliqué un conducteur de train malgré lui... (c'est juste une petite pensée qui me dérangeait)
Psychée Délik
Aug 11, 2015 Psychée Délik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Linnea est un personnage hors du commun. J'ai adoré cette adolescente et sa personnalité haute en couleurs.
Son histoire avec Pia m'a beaucoup touchée personnellement.
J'ai hâte de lire la suite !
Ma chronique : http://psycheedelik-unehistoiredemots...
Lapetitem
Jul 31, 2011 Lapetitem rated it liked it
on devrait toujours laisser les ados s'enfermer dans les dressing ou avoir ce genre de comportements franchement agaçants ou intriguant, ça passe tellement vite, c'est tellement fragile aussi. ce petit livre, un peu mièvre, un peu stéréotypé, un peu pathétique m'a semblé à la juste mesure des questionnements de l'âge !
Stéphanie
Jul 28, 2011 Stéphanie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ado
Un roman qui aborde avec humour et légèreté le passage difficile de l'adolescence et quelques sujets sérieux tels que la perte d'un être cher, le divorce, etc... Un livre destiné aux ados et aux plus grands.
Melody
Sep 11, 2007 Melody rated it liked it
I generally attribute any awkwardness in a translation to the indignities of the process, and I think there's some of that here. A solid exploration of what it's like to lose a friend and to wonder what, if anything, one could have done differently.
Hakan İlker
Jun 25, 2012 Hakan İlker rated it it was amazing
Kitabı ruhsuz bir şekilde, kitap okumak için okursanız evet beklediğinizi almayabilirsiniz. Ama kitaba bir insanın iç dünyasını anlayamaya çalışmak için ve günlük okurmuş gibi, aksiyon beklemeden okursanız benim gibi hayran kalıp afallayabilirsiniz. Etkilendim, çok güzeldi.
Christy
Apr 17, 2009 Christy rated it it was ok
Breezed through this in an hour. I liked the style in which it was written, but didn't like the plot itself, if that makes any sense. I wish there would have been more character development and more of a future to the story.
Siham
Mar 09, 2013 Siham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jolie roman tout simple avec mais avec beaucoup d'émotions. l'histoire d'amitié entre Pia et Linnea est touchante et fait sourire et leur amitié bien que courte est vraiment intense et sincère. La fin m'a fait mal au coeur et m'a intrigué car les raisons de la mort de Pia sont mystérieuses.
Pauliina K
Nov 04, 2015 Pauliina K rated it really liked it
i remember loving this one when i read it back in 2006-ish, but i can't really remember that much about it. maybe i should reread.
Iryna
Nov 05, 2011 Iryna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book for teenagers, if it hadn't been for the bookclub, I would have never chosen it. Too naive and completely not interesting.
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Katarina Mazetti began her career as a teacher and later moved into broadcast journalism. She is a prize-nominated author, commentator, musician, poet, and the producer of “Freja”, a program for women on Swedish radio. Benny & Shrimp has sold more than 450,000 copies in her native Sweden.
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