Heidi Marie Vestrheim

Jenny Fender

Jenny Fender

Jenny and Signe are neighbours, best friends, AND they’re playing a concert together at this year’s summer festival in the village. This is going to be the best summer ever!

But the news arrives just before the summer holidays start with a bang: Signe is moving – far, far away. Jenny is devastated. What’s going to happen with the band and the concert now? And what happened about being the bestest best friends in the whole wide world? Can you really be best friends with someone who lives miles away?

One day, someone moves into Signe’s house! Someone with a rock’n’roll hairdo, tight pants and a drum kit in the basement. Someone who’s irritatingly cool, who makes yummy smoothies and makes Jenny’s head spin. Someone called Sara, who’s moved all the way from Oslo.

This is going to be the worst summer ever…or is it?

Nominated for the 2024/2025 Avid Reader Award (Bokslukerprisen)

Original (3)

“It smells of cotton candy, fabric softener and salty fjords when Heidi Marie Vestrheims makes her novel debut with a charming coming-of-age story from cider county. Jenny Fender is a cheerful, lovely summer novel sharing qualities with the classics.”

Bergens Tidende
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Photo: Jan Khür

Heidi Marie Vestrheim (b. 1977) comes from Øystese and lives in Oslo. She is a TV and radio presenter, musician, songwriter and author. Vestrheim has a two-year authorship course at the Norwegian Children’s Book Institute. Jenny Fender is her first children’s book.