As compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Before I Fall, Minus Me raises thought-provoking questions about love and death. You can find the full review at 123helpme.org.
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.
As compelling as The Lovely Bones and as memorable as Before I Fall, Minus Me raises thought-provoking questions about love and death
‘The story is moving, and Linda is a realistic 13-year-old, complete with flaws. Her reaction to her diagnosis is believable: She is angry about her illness and often cruel to her family and friends, though she is remorseful afterward. Give this one to fans of Gabrielle Zevin's Elsewhere’School Library Journal
'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
'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 ending will have you sniffling. Translated from Norwegian, the stripped-back style contrasts cleverly with the emotionally charged subject.Daily Mail