Author: Maja Lunde
Published in Norwegian: 2018
Dansk titel: Snesøsteren
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Finished Reading: December 2018
Genre: Children & Christmas
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Snesøsteren er en rørende julefortælling fortalt i 24 kapitler fuld af magisk julestemning og flotte illustrationer.
Juleaften nærmer sig, og selvom Julian normalt elsker den særlige dag, som faktisk også er hans fødselsdag, føles alting i år helt forkert. Hele familien sørger stadig over tabet på Julians søster, Juni, og det er som om, julen er aflyst. En dag møder Julian dog den livsglade pige, Hedvig, som bringer et pust af varm kakao og brunkager med sig. Men der er noget mystisk ved Hedvig og hendes hus, og hvem er den gamle, mærkelige mand, som hele tiden dukker op?
En bevægende julehistorie om venskab, familie, sorg og julestemning.
I didn’t plan reading the book from start to finish but for some reason it captured my attention right away. The book is clearly for children but it had some valid points making it for both young and older people.
A beautiful enchanting Christmas story in of course 24 chapters. Both language and illustrations are magnificent and I couldn’t help but shed a tear or perhaps lots of tears if we are being honest here. If I had kids, I would definitely read this story to them every year because I think the message is important and it’s such a heartfelt little story.
I found our two main characters Julian and Hedvig quiet interesting and charming. Those two were opposite each other but the chemistry between them seemed real. I found everything about this book realistic. From the feelings, the different characters express to the everyday feel the book had. It almost felt like a movie and I was very intrigued. Going on a hunt for more stories slash novels written by this author.
I’d recommend this book to anyone really. It’s short and filled with tons of beautiful drawings.
Everyone who knows about loss with instantly make a connection to the characters and the overall plot.