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Pages: 288
Subject: Fiction, Translated Fiction
Imprint: Rock the Boat

Minus Me

Ingelin Røssland

As compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Before I Fall, Minus Me raises thought-provoking questions about love and death
Paperback
9781780746944 (2 Jul 2015)
RRP £7.99 / US$10.99

The Book

It's not always easy to become the person you want to be.

When Linda discovers that she has a life-threatening heart condition, she refuses to be wrapped in cotton wool. Determined to experience everything a thirteen-year-old girl should, she starts to work her way through a list of all the things she and her best friend wish to do: have a first kiss, go to a pop concert, travel without her parents... But when a strange and mysterious boy called Zak appears, Linda's life takes an unexpected turn - suddenly she is experiencing things she never dreamed possible, and every moment is precious.

Minus Me is a gripping, addictive novel - written with heart-stopping emotional honesty - from one of Norway's most acclaimed young adult writers.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction, Translated Fiction
Pages 288
Imprint Rock the Boat

About the Author

Ingelin Røssland is an award-winning Norwegian author and journalist. Her

books have won numerous awards and have been translated into several

languages. Her fourth book, Handgranateple, was listed in the 2008 IBBY Honours

List. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Deborah Dawkin was born in London in 1961. She worked in the theatre and in marketing before becoming a literary translator. In 2009 she completed an MA in Social and Cultural History. 

Reviews

‘The ending will have you sniffing... the stripped-back style contrasts cleverly with the emotionally charged subject.'

- Daily Mail

‘The story is moving, and Linda is a realistic 13-year-old, complete with flaws.'

- School Library Journal

'A gripping book about finding yourself in the world...Minus Me has all the makings of becoming a phenomenon teens talk about'

- Norwegian Arts

'The book's voice is its strongest asset: Linda's reactions to her situation ring true, and as the book addresses themes of life and culpability with wisdom and humor, philosophical lines intertwine easily with moments of intense emotion'

- Publishers Weekly