The Summer Everything Happened
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Nora is dreading the summer holidays, which she’ll be spending in a small town with her grandmother, whom she doesn’t really know. But what happens is better than Nora could have imagined. She meets Abbas, with the greenest eyes she has ever seen. But why is Abbas scared of the shopkeeper, and why is there one set of rules for Nora, and a different set for Abbas?
The Summer Everything Happened is a story about a fate meeting, a friendship, the difficulty of standing up to injustice, and finally the courage it takes to do so.
By the author of the award-winning and bestselling middle grade novel Lol Lars, published in 15 territories.
‘It is a very good children’s book (…) She (Akerlie) is an ambitious author that hits the young readers straight in their heart.’NRK
‘Iben Akerlie has an undebatable talent for storytelling.’Klassekampen
‘Akerlie’s authorship is warmly humanistic (…) Her books are a demonstration of the distinction between sympathy and empathy.’Aftenposten