Swedish title: Mizeria

Category: Children / Young Adult

Pub date: 07-09-2018

Format: 135 x 210mm, 176 pages


Melody Farshin

Despite the fact that they were born on the same day, in the same family, the twins’ lives are so different. But something that they do have in common is how much they try to hide from their overanxious mother. Aicha is trying to heal a broken heart and understand why the greatest love of her life has left her and Ali is struggling to get top grades at school but accidentally ends up in the middle of a shooting incident and is wrongly singled out as one of the culprits. Everything that the twins try to hide from one another and their family comes to light on the fateful day in court in which Aicha, Ali and Aicha’s lost love all play an important role.

Stand-up comedian Melody Farshin has written a highly topical book for young people. Using perfect jargon and a clear on-the- inside perspective, she depicts the lives of two high-school students in a suburb where more and more young people are losing their lives in pointless shootings.

With its short chapters along with a great deal of dialogue and slang, this book will hit you right in the heart even if you don’t normally read books for young people.