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Il est grand temps de rallumer les étoiles

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  3,082 ratings  ·  408 reviews
Anna, 37 ans, croule sous le travail et les relances des huissiers.
Ses filles, elle ne fait que les croiser au petit déjeuner. Sa vie défile, et elle l’observe depuis la bulle dans laquelle elle s’est enfermée.
À 17 ans, Chloé a des rêves plein la tête mais a choisi d’y renoncer pour aider sa mère. Elle cherche de l’affection auprès des garçons, mais cela ne dure jamais. Co
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Paperback, 396 pages
Published May 2nd 2018 by Fayard (first published 2018)
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Tripfiction
Poignant and charming novel of a trip through SCANDINAVIA



Anna lives in France with her two teenage daughters, Lily and Chloe. Their dad Mathias has been banished to Marseille, for good reason, and Anna is dignified in the way she handles the ending of the couple relationship with the children.

But life for this small family is skewed. Anna works long hours at a restaurant and earns very little, and both Chloe and Lily are struggling with their school lives: one wants to give up learning and has a
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Hadewych The Study Books
*4,5⭐️
This is the first book for school I truly enjoyed!
Such an amazing story with so important subject.
I cried, I laughed and I was happy.
This book is truly a masterpiece!
Matthew Burns-Watkins
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: french-books
This wasn't a book I was anticipating to like or even read - I suppose I have to thank a forthcoming trip to Spain for bringing the book into my life! I had decided to actually try to learn Spanish (properly this time) and so made my way to a large bookstore where I live in order to try and find a good coursebook. To cut an 'already-unnecessarily-long-story' short, the book I liked the most was a 'livre de poche' or a 'pocket-sized book'. I don't think I've really come across this format in Brit ...more
Lilach Cohen
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t think I’ll ever find the right words to describe how much I loved this book, but I’m gonna try my best.
Not gonna lie, it took me about 80 pages to really get into it, it was kind of moving too slow but also too fast at the same time, but as soon as I got into it I fell in love.
I laughed, I cried, I was so shocked by some parts that I literally had to take a couple breaks to proccess everything that’s happened. I could relate to it quite a lot, and also I connected to the characters so f
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Natalia
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story about mother love, about sisters love and powerless circumstances, which bring to us freedom and power at the finish of the road. I'm appreciate author talent in describing complicated situations in simply way. At some passage I'm cried, in some - laughed, but at finally I understand how valuable for us is family and how important keep strong and deep link with your mother. Thank you, Virginia for this incredible warm and deep story, which I'm sure I will tell to my child in the ...more
Mireya
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of Anna, Chloe and Lily - mother, teenage girl and 12yr old. A journey told from their different perspectives, that will change each of them and the reader. A light, and yet deep, read about family, love, resilience and making the best of every day.
Eva Coșa
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny, light and emotional.
This book was the perfect read in the subway, on my way to work. It is guaranteed to put you in a good mood and it explores a lot in the area of mother-daughter relationships.
Tanya
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-in-french
excellent. 4.5 stars rounded up!
Наталія
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This was wonderful. If you love travel, interesting women and girls and slight family drama, this is for you. I enjoyed it thoroughly. One of the coziest books I've read. ...more
Alexandra
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautiful reminder that we are the variables within the situations life throws at us. Rather than focusing on changing our surroundings, we could focus on changing ourselves from within. This down-to-earth story of a struggling family turns in to such a heartwarming depiction of our human need for connection and mutual understanding. It'll have readers both laughing and crying at times which makes it all the more enjoyable but what really stuck with me is the way this book portrays the benefits ...more
Hera
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
I think the reason I kept on reading was (a) because Lily is just an absolute gem and (b) to see what the whole mystery behind the separation of Anna and her husband was about (which btw when revealed to the Chloe was just so anticlimactic and improperly so in my opinion).
The relationships between the mother and her daughters were endearing and somewhat complex, however I found Chloe utterly insufferable. Her temper-tantrums are treated as a side effect of her "overly sensitive" and "caring" pe
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Julie Spratt
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read this in English. Anna is in serious debt and has just left her job. The bailiffs are chasing her and her children are becoming more distant. What should she do - obviously borrow her Dad's camper van and travel to Scandinavia!

I enjoyed this book as escaping from a situation is probably something that we all want to do at some point in our lives. The descriptions of the places they visited made you want to go there too. Chloe is a teenager who is unsure of what she wants or how she should be
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Hedgehog Book Review
Dec 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
✨It’s a really nice story about family, mother-daughter relationship and sisterhood. As most of the feel-good novels, some parts are predictable, but at the same time Virginie Grimaldi manages to include various topics that you could not expect to read when beginning the story.
✍🏻 I would usually rate a 3 stars for a good novel of that genre, but the writing made me rise it up to 4: the story is told from the 3 characters perspective (Anna in a standard prose, Chloé in a blog, Lily in a journal)
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Tanya
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book that basically says that we cannot run from our past, from our debt, from our demons and bullies. Life is not that easy. But we can change ourselves. We can change as people and that's maybe just as important.
I enjoyed reading this so much. Lily was the highlight in the overall dark theme of the book. I loved her humour. And I loved the relationships that developed between the three women throughout the story.
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Abby
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lovely feel good book to read ! I picked it up because I wanted to get back into reading french. This is a lovely and easy read with a great story. I wouldn’t say it’s a page turner but I was never bored and was always happy to keep reading.
Would highly recommend!
Boo
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
3.5 stars
Alex
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very nice book, full of positivity. The story is told in a very light way. Makes you think about a lot of things from your own life. Perfect for summer reading !
Josephine Blümel
I am ready for a road trip now!
Laura
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book - love this author
Mylan
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
There's nothing like a mother's love for her children ❤️ ...more
Ana Zarnescu
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A funny and sensitive book. I read it in 2 days, it was a great adventure
Sally
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful book about adventure and parenting. Go on a journey to discover whats important, each other.
Ana Schiopu
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very nice story and writing! Lily was extremely funny and the story flows, it’s very easy to read.
By the way, great tips if you want to do the nordic countries circuit 😀
Sarah
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, easy to read, love the characters particularly Anna. Read it in 2 sittings!
Dani Dani
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book! Easy to read, brings up the feels! I would 100% recommend all of Grimaldi's books. ...more
Kayleigh
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book! Just wow! Definitely a journey that could change everything, and does change everything! Such a lovely, well written story! I thoroughly enjoyed going into this world, definitely made me feel a little less crazy about what’s happening in my life atm! This journey was a way back to each other, a new life and a new start! Such a wonderful read and definitely one I would recommend to those who are struggling, whether it be with theirselves, their teenage daughters or just their life in g ...more
Océane
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a real favorite. I just loved the story. It's super touching and Lily's character is really funny. I want to discover more novels of this author there. I took a little time to read it since with the courses, it's quite complicated. ...more
Shayney Hardcastle
This is a book that has completely taken me by surprise. I picked this up on the spur of the moment, because I was looking for something light to read and I loved the fact it was a book by a french author and translated from french (as I’m slowly learning french).

This book had me gripped and is my favourite book I’ve read so far this year. It’s told through three different perspectives and through three different formats, you’ll see what I mean. You get Anna, an over worked, stressed out mum, t
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Sally Tyrer
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you net galley for introducing me to a new author, this book appealed to me as I have a camper van so was intrigued to read more after seeing the front cover!
Anna a single parent to daughters Chloe and lily is struggling both financially and emotionally
, working long hours, never seeing her girls and with debts mounting!deciding things need to change Anna borrows her fathers newly purchased camper van and takes the girls on a trip of a life time to see the northern stars.The trips allows
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Fiona McCusker
Lovely story about single mum who takes her two teenage daughters away in a campervan. The book explores their relationships and is a nice, gentle read, with a few interesting parts. However, some of it is a little predictable and, although I wanted to find out how it ends, it wasn't a real page turner. Still enjoyed it . ...more
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