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Recommended young adult books (8)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into young adult here are some young adult books from Norway for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Das Orangenmädchen by Jostein Gaarder DE

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Georg ist 15 und lebt mit seiner Mutter, seinem Stiefvater und der kleinen Miriam in Oslo. An seinen Vater kann er sich kaum noch erinnern; er ist gestorben, als Georg vier war. Doch nun, elf Jahre später, greift Georgs Vater wieder in sein Leben ein - mit einem langen Brief, der all die Jahre versteckt war. Die Lektüre dieses Abschiedsbriefes ist für Georg eine Reise in die Vergangenheit. Doch bald begreift er, dass es darin auch um seine Zukunft geht, zum Beispiel um die Frage, wie er es mit der Liebe hält. Und dem Leben. Sein Vater konnte ihm keine Antworten mehr geben. Aber er konnte seine... continue


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Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe EN

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Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the 25-year-old narrator of Naive. Super quits university in an attempt to discover a raison d'etre. He recounts a series of anecdotes, which culminate in a trip to stay with his brother in New York. He writes lists. He becomes obsessed by time and whether it actually matters. He befriends a small boy who lives next door. He yearns to get to the bottom of life and how best to live it.

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Odin's Child by Siri Pettersen EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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An epic fantasy trilogy about thousand-year-old secrets, forbidden romance, and what happens to those who make a deal with the devil at last comes to the U.S. after taking European audiences by storm. 15-year-old Hirka has always been an outsider in the world of Ym: she’s the only person without a tail, and the only one unable to access the Might, a current of power that runs through the earth. Her differences become more and more of a concern as the date approaches for the Rite—the ceremony where everyone is to be blessed by the all-knowing Seer and the Council of powerful families who rule i... continue

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Odinskind by Siri Pettersen DE

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
Hirka ist in Ymsland aufgewachsen. Mit fünfzehn findet sie heraus, dass sie ein Odinskind ist – ein schwanzloses Wesen aus einer anderen Welt. Von nun an ändert sich alles: Sie weiß weder, wer sie ist, noch, wohin sie gehört. Sie weiß nur, dass ihr Leben auf dem Spiel steht. Aber das ist nur der Anfang, denn Hirka ist nicht die einzige Fremde, die es durch die Steintore nach Ym verschlagen hat ...


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Sophie's World : A Novel about the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
The protagonists are Sophie Amundsen, a 14-year-old girl, and Alberto Knox, her philosophy teacher. The novel chronicles their metaphysical relationship as they study Western philosophy from its beginnings to the present. A bestseller in Norway.

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The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
'My father died eleven years ago. I was only four then. I never thought I'd hear from him again, but now we're writing a book together' To Georg Røed, his father is no more than a shadow, a distant memory. But then one day his grandmother discovers some pages stuffed into the lining of an old red pushchair. The pages are a letter to Georg, written just before his father died, and a story, 'The Orange Girl'. But 'The Orange Girl' is no ordinary story - it is a riddle from the past and centres around an incident in his father's youth. One day he boarded a tram and was captivated by a beautiful g... continue