Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Book Review #98 - Markus and the Girls by Klaus Hagerup

The return of Markus, who's fallen in love again. Today Markus is in love with Ellen Christine; yesterday it was Therese, but that was after Elisabeth; in short, he's been in love with all the girls in his class in just two months of his first year at junior high. His best friend, Sigmund, is always there to help in his humorous pursuits of each girl, but sometimes he gets in the way. Markus's father isn't any help at all; he has only ever been in love with Markus's mother, who died when Markus was very young. With affection and charm, Klaus Hagerup depicts the daily ups and downs, joys and fears of a completely unusual, completely normal teenager and his first steps into the unpredictable world of love. This is the second book in the warm, humorous series about thirteen-year-old Markus.
My Rating: 3/5

This book has been translated to English from Norwegian by Tara Chase.  

This is not the first Markus book, but it is the first one I have read. I had no trouble understanding anything without having read the others.

I really liked the characters in this book especially the protagonist Markus, his friend Sigmund and Markus's father.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was that I felt like something was missing, like something was lost in translating it.

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