Hjerte i Vente
Title: Hjerte i Vente
Author: Camilla Wandahl
Forlag: Høst & Søn
Finished Reading: Januar 2019
Genre: YA & Realism
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
HJERTE I VENTE fortæller om det mest heftige forår i 14årige Grys liv. Hele familien er i venteposition, og Gry svinger mellem angst og en forelskelse, som kommer helt på tværs af alting.
The book is available in English as well as Danish!
I have not read all her books in the order they came on the marked but as I saw fit. However, I’ve noticed many things that are the same in the author’s books. I found an example here on page 77: ”. Lægger jeg mærke til de grå hår som han er begyndt at få. Gad vide, om han har haft dem længe. ” the exact same sentence is present in her other book: Et stykke af Månen. I don’t mind so much but seeing as I’ve read her books with a day apart, it was a bit funny.
Now what I really like about this book was the fact that the author didn’t mind bringing up a taboo subject. Out main character is 14, which in Denmark is below the sexual consent age making her jail bait. I like how the book handles impossible love due to age differences.
I did have a hard time with some stuff in this book. I was confused for the most part until I found out why certain words were used. The whole book felt like one-bit metaphor but that was cool in a way. I like how, even though metaphors and shit were used to describe feelings it still felt realistic. On the plus side, Gry was an interesting girl. I understand her but then again I don’t. She was exciting to read about. Definitely different then I’m used to.
I’m not sure if it’s recommendable though. What went down is illegal! Moreover, it might be a negative role model in terms of younger girls trying to seduce their teachers.
Some of the things didn’t work for me at all, and I think that we got a lot of loose ends that didn’t get resolved during the book maybe because it was so short or perhaps the author didn’t find it necessary or maybe worth her time to finish off these unanswered questions. But I do like her writing very much!