Awarded the August Prize for Best Youth Novel.
"I really loved this book--the fierce and honest testimony of a blazingly creative personality."--Elizabeth Wein
High school outsider Maja would never hurt her¬self on purpose as her dad, teachers, and classmates seem to believe. Can't a person saw off the tip of her thumb without everyone starting to worry? That is, everyone except Maja's mum, who seems to have disappeared from the face of earth.
Crashing a neighbor's party, Maja meets twenty-year-old Justin Case, a super-verbal car mechanic with pink pants, who makes her forget everything about absent mothers and sawn-off thumbs, at least temporarily. But then Maja hacks into her father's e-mail account and reads an e-mail that hurts more than all the electric saws in the world.
In this funny and clever coming-of-age novel, seventeen-year-old Maja describes each moment with such bare-bones honesty that one can't help but be drawn into her world. Wise beyond her years yet still surprisingly naive, her story is entertaining and enlightening, at turns both hilarious and bittersweet.
Jenny Jagerfeld is a professional psychologist specializing in young adult psychiatric care in Sweden. She also works as a consultant with young adults on a long-running psychology program on Swedish national radio. "Me on the Floor, Bleeding" is her first novel to be translated into English and has been awarded the coveted August Prize for Best Youth Novel.
Title: Me on the Floor, Bleeding
Publisher: Stockholm Text: 2014-07-15
ISBN/UPC Number: 917547011X
ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9789175470115
Book Condition: new
Seller ID: 9789175470115