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Release Date

2010

Pages

224 pp

Category

Text books (12–15 years)

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Everybode Gets it but You

Lisa Bjärbo

For four years Johan has been in love with his best friend.

For four years he has managed to hide it. For four years he has held it together, listened, and faked interest when she went on and on about her love stories. But pretty soon he won’t be able to do it anymore. He’ll explode. A funny and sharp debut!

Johan and Ester have been best friends since the beginning of time. First they sat next to each other in the sandbox, now they are 16, and sit next to each other in their high school classroom. They know absolutely everything about each other. At least almost. There is only one thing that Jo- han hasn’t told Ester – he has been in love with her these last four years, and doesn’t think that this being best friend stuff is enough anymore. He wants more. Unfortunately, Ester only seems to have eyes for that stick figure with the guitar.

He with the hard rocker hairstyle and worn Converse, who brings her to their band practice studio when their hangout is closed. Adam. Ester gets goose bumps just from hearing his name. She doesn’t understand at all why Johan is such a grump this fall – life is fantastic! At least, it’s fantastic until that one Halloween party, when everything happens at the same time. When Adam lets her down, the world turns, and Johan can’t keep quiet anymore …

With a steady hand and great humor, Lisa Bjärbo creates a believable teen world, full of love, forgotten homework, and sleepless nights. Everybody Gets it but You is a lovely, feel-good novel, with quick dialogue and great moments of recognition.