En Som Nora
Title: En som Nora
Author: Lise Bidstrup
Finished Reading: Juni 2020
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Nora har det svært.
Hun passer ikke ind i skolen.
Hun passer ikke ind blandt de andre piger.
Og hun passer bestemt ikke ind i sin mors forestilling om
hvordan en pige skal være.
Men en dag møder Nora fru Drissing.
Hun har også meget at slås med i forhold til
at kunne begå sig i verden.
Men hun deler Noras store passion for bøger.
Gennem deres venskab finder Nora ud af
at det er godt nok at være som man er.
Og måske, bare måske vil andre acceptere én
hvis man tør være tro mod sig selv
The book is only available in Danish, not sure, if someone without knowledge of Danish will ever get the chance of reading it, but we will see.
Nora is a sweet girl and very likeable but that’s about it. There’s no real depth to her beyond her fascination with books, but you can’t create a character based on that. She’s not long term memorable. As for the other characters, they were decent, but not in any way apart of the plot as a whole. The author created an interesting character Fru Drissing, but since the book was so short, we didn’t have time to get to know her, beyond what Nora speculated about regarding her childhood. I didn’t sense a kinship between the two; it was mainly dialogue.
The story ended too rapidly with way to may unfinished business. Many unanswered questions that I personally would have loved to get an answer to, making the reading experience less interesting which is a shame. Shortness aside it was a cute little light story, which will leave you wanting more. Even though Nora is in the 8th grade, which approximately makes her around the age of fourteen, you don’t get the sense that it was written specifically to children. It was easily be read by elder people too.