Author: Lise Villadsen
Forlag: Høst & Søn
Finished Reading: April 2019
Genre: Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Moderne familier er komplicerede, måske endda fucked up! Tigerhjerte er en historie om forbudte følelser, om at savne sin familie og acceptere, at visse ting aldrig bliver de samme igen.Da Kikis mor flytter sammen med sin nye kæreste, flytter Kiki med. Hun kommer til at bo dør om dør med Patricks søn, Jonathan. Hendes tvillingebror er stadig vred på moren over skilsmissen og har valgt kun at bo hos deres far. Kiki må derfor slås alene med de problemer, der hurtigt viser sig i den nye familie, samtidig med hun kæmper for at holde sammen på den gamle. Endnu mere kompliceret bliver det, da hendes følelser for Jonathan begynder at vokse, samtidig med at moren erklærer at hun er gravid og dermed venter deres fælles lillesøster. Efterhånden må Kiki indse, at det er umuligt at holde sammen på noget, der er i opløsning og hun må træffe et valg.
Just when I was about to quit the young adult genre altogether this little sweet book shows up. It’s heavy or in any way deep, but a light read that is somewhat cute but unrealistic. I’m not sure how I would react in this situation, but I’m sure I wouldn’t react like the parents in this story does. The book is only available in Danish, so if you want to know what I’m talking about, you’ll have to be able to read in Danish.
I like how the author focused on some interesting dilemmas in which we had no solution to though. I would have loved a more disclosing ending or perhaps another book, however, with that said I think it was one hell of a book. I never expected finding this type of book where the speed and language is this fluent, it’s an extremely light read, took me like two hours to finish this, which is perhaps a record. I loved how realistic the people in the book are and how their feelings are being displayed. It all worked perfectly well. I ended up grinning on multiple occasions. I liked Kiki! She was cool and definitely, a memorable character, one I wouldn’t mind reading more about for sure.
I would recommend this sweet story for sure; you’ll be granted a few good hours in company of some very decently created characters and exciting story development.