Du kan ikke stikke af
Title: Nowhere to Run
Author: Sue Welford
Published in English: 1999
Dansk titel: Du kan ikke stikke af
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2001
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: YA, Realism & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Cass’s world is turned upside down when she realizes she is pregnant. Amid all the turmoil and heartbreak, she finds support from an unexpected source – James Derwent, the yobbish bully. And when James goes missing, Cass feels that it’s up to her to go and look for him, and bring him home. This is a novel that older children will enjoy.
This was a very easy read, took about an hour or two to finish. Even though the book is so short, we get a clear view of whom the main character is as a person. Cass is unlucky and I feel for her all the way to the end. She’s on a journey finding herself literally and figuratively.
Language wise it’s easy and readable by anyone above the age of 10. It stays true to the YA feel all the way through and is very simplistic.
I liked how James changed the story for me. He is what made the book interesting. I thought he was unique.
I’m not really a fan of the realism genre; however, there were something different about this story. It was brutally honest and not afraid to point out what could seem like taboo subjects to some such as teen pregnancies.
Overall, a realistic and decent read, usable as school related material.