30. June 2020 Off By lana88







Title: Janus

Author: Kristina Bøcher

Udgivelsesår: 2020

Sideantal: 156

Forlag: Forfatterskabet

ISBN: 978-8793927254

Finished Reading: Juni 2020

Stars: 2

Genre: YA









This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.



Janus er en dreng, som er vild med fodbold.
Man følger ham, holdet og vennerne, både i medgang og i modgang.
En vigtig tur ryster holdet sammen, men så kommer træneren Jøller med en meddelelse …
Livet ændres pludselig for Janus og hans mor. Heldigvis står far klar.
Og så er der jo Sofie …



The book is only available in Danish and I want to thank the author for this copy.

Even though this is a free copy, I’ve gotten from the author herself I’m not hesitant to tell my honest opinion of the work at hand.

I had some issues with this book, actually a few. The amount of dots and stops were unbearable in the end. It killed the flow of the text and made it difficult to connect with the characters on a personal level. The kids in the book acted as though they were very small children that understood virtually nothing. Especially the visit to the doctor, Janus seemed completely devoid of brain cells when the doctor tried to explain what was going on. It was dreadfully annoying to say the least that he seemed so stupid. One of the worst things in books are when the author uses “I” all the time, but to not use it at all, doesn’t work either. The only times she used “I” was when it was unavoidable it seems. When the characters spoke, it was without the declaration of one self, instead of “I knew you could do it” it was “Knew you could do it” It just rubbed me the wrong way. It might not annoy some, but to me it just felt impersonal.

It’s difficult to predict their age due to the writing and the actions of the characters. When do you fall in love for the first time? When do you know that you’ve met a person this is going to be your friend for all eternity like these people apparently does? They act as though they are pre-teen, but the author tries to make them seem older by using clever words to educate us readers about facts. Referring to the conversation between Janus and Sofie about divorce percentage.
It lacked something on a deeper level, a development of sorts.
The book could be of interest for the younger readers out there. Preferably someone who plays soccer themselves. It was nice reading something different, but I’m a little too old to find this sort of story interesting.

The cover is super cool though!