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Die Ilse ist weg

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Family conflicts form the background in this easy-to-read novel, edited by the author for non-German readers. As narrated by her younger sister, fifteen-year old Ilse has run away. Her disappearance raises all the questions adolescents seem to carry. Accompanying photocopiable lesson plans are available.
Paperback, 103 pages
Published June 1st 1991 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published 1976)
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Eliza Rapsodia
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los mas jovenes
Recommended to Eliza by: Nadie
Este libro lo leí cuando era una adolescente en el colegio, no recuerdo exactamente la edad pero en Colombia la editorial Norma sacó una colección llamada Zona Libre (ya les hablé de otro libro de la misma que se llama El beso de plata) y consistía en libros de carácter infantil y juvenil de muchos autores extranjeros pero además de ellos latinoamericanos. Este fue uno de ellos, y ya que logré conseguirlo en otra edición luego de tantos años había que hacer relectura del mismo.

Ilse Janda y su he
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had an Ilse when I was younger: my cousin was very beautiful, she seemed very self-assured and she was a compulsive liar. We didn't live together, but I adored her, and was so, so happy whenever she would spend time with me. It took me ages to figure out that she was using me and lying to me and I felt so stupid for not realizing it all sooner.
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Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Die Ilse ist weg. Ilse is gone. What a beautiful story. No, not Ilse's but her sister's. Ilse is gone. Vanished. And even while she continues to be absent, her absence mocks her younger sister, who only meant to help her, by sending her away. She feels cheated, lied to. Ilse had issues, that is clear. Her decision to leave her house was her own. But to include her younger sister was unfair. Oh, how can I write about this story...

I generally do not have catharsis. Here, I did. I felt for the sist
Dec 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
the focal point of every chapter was an explosive argument and even though at that time i wasn't a developed reader in german, i've done plenty of reading in english and know the basic concept of a half-decent story (this wasn't one).
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ugh
2.5? Maybe 3? Not sure
Lokum Çocuk Kutuphanesi
Nöstlinger'e objektif yaklaşamıyorum, ne yazsa seviyorum galiba :)
Bu kitabı oldukça 'sert' bulmama rağmen Erika ile içim öyle ısındı ki...
Mercedes Robles
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Although I could relate to some parts of the book I feel that I could have sympathized more with Ilse had there been some chapters from her pov. I find it hard to understand a certain character's motives and actions when the only information given to you about them is coming from other characters ,I personally like to get to know the characters and know what's going on inside their head especially if the whole story is centered around them. Although maybe the main focus of the story was Erika bu ...more
Isabel Benavides
Un libro corto. Trata de hacernos ver las consecuencias que sufren los hijos cuando los papás están en un periodo de separacion. Es una bonita historia. Eso si, cuando la terminas quedas con un sabor agridulce.
Viri  Garcia
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Erika investiga para saber en donde esta su hermana, al paso de la historia Erika se da cuenta de que su hermana no es lo que ella creía.
Es increíble no solamente por como están desarrollados los personajes, si no como te adentras más y más para averiguar donde esta Ilse.
Astrid Quiñonez
Fue mi primer libro de young adult fiction y fue completamente el mejor libro del mundo :)
Jessica Gilchrist
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book i’ve read in a language other than my native tongue! I feel very accomplished. Overall, this book was an enjoyable read!
Yubram Martinez
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Juan V. U.
Un relato de fácil lectura que muestra los efectos de la desunión familiar y el descalabro de los matrimonios sobre los hijos(as) adolescentes. Personajes que a veces desagradan, pero, por los que también se llega a sentir ternura y lástima al final. Sin tener un portentoso final -porque no es historia que termine- me parece que cumple efectivamente con la tarea de mostrar los sinsabores de crecer en medio de las descuadernadas formas modernas de familia.
Mariana P. Vallejo
Recuerdo haber leído esto cuando era más pequeña. Fue uno de los primeros libros que leí, de nuevo, por mi cuenta y más enfocado en lo que es la literatura. Digamos, uno de mis grandes descubrimientos.
Le doy cuatro sobre cinco estrellas, más por los recuerdos que me trae que por que sea una buena historia.
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Libro de lectura rápida. La historia de una adolescente que decide huir de casa cuando las peleas con su madre no terminan y como su hermana menor la busca a pesar de todo. Nos deja con una muestra de como quedan las familias rotas por un divorcio y las malas decisiones que pueden tomarse.
Historia definitivamente para chicos (as) adolescentes.
Feb 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! This book made me not want to put it down....Ever! So basically this book is about two sisters and the older one ran away because she was so un happy with her life at home. But when she runs away nobody has a clue where she is! IF you enjoy a good mystery book this is definitly for you!
Karen Rodríguez
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lo leí de adolescente y ahora presté una copia en alemán para reelerlo y me enamoró otra vez. Mi personaje favorito es Kurt! La persona más normal de toda essa casa de locos. Hermoso libro, hermosa historia. La recomendaría 1000 veces en todos los idiomas!
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book I read while in middle school... i never thought if reading it again, but the truth is that this is one of those books that everytime you read them, you find somenthing new that you missed last time.
Xiti L
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusto de esta historia lo tan apegado está a la realida, muestra los problemas que tienen algunas (muchas) familias, Ilse es una chica que al final del libro me dejó bastante preocupada, y me gusto leer Desde la perspectiva de su hermana menor Erika.
Yuri Arellano
Omg, amé a Kurt, es tan normal y humano a comparación de la madre de Érika, también no me cayó muy bien la Trabajadora Social. La historia es muy buena, bien explicada y original, aunque no estoy tan de acuerdo con el final. En fin, me fue muy facil de leer y entretenido ❤
Olavia Kite
A broken home. A compulsive liar. A sibling who needs answers. I had read this book for school and decided to re-read it. It's entertaining and the imagery is simple yet well-constructed. However, I feel the story sort of loses momentum at the end.
Ashley Wood
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The copy I have is called Ilse Janda, 14. Maybe the title is different in German. The plot seems to be the same as what everyone is describing.
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book reminds me my high school memories. I read it when I was 15 and I had loved it by then..
Lektorgro San
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: german
This book is very good. It is sad and exciting. It is quite horrible too
Berenice  Con M
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Una historia de todos los días y una mirada fresca y diferente a la mente y las fantasías de los adolescentes.
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I completely love this book, I remember that I read when I was 12 years old, certainly one of those that marked me and I started reading, it has very important values, I think it is an excellent book
Apr 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
A really good book , taught me a lot about parenting and the role of a mother and how things can go terribly wrong.
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Казалось бы: и книга детская, и про детей, но это не сказка. Эта история цепляет.
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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By her own admission, Nöstlinger was a wild and angry child. After finishing high school, she wanted to become an artist, and studied graphic arts at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna. She worked as a graphic artist for a few years, before marrying a journalist, Ernst Nöstlinger, with whom she had two daughters. Today she alternates between her home in Vienna and a country house in Lower Austr ...more