DET ÄR NÅGONTINS SOM DRAR I MIG – TAKE ME AWAY FROM HERE
By Elin Persson
After her critically acclaimed debut The Afghan Sons Elin Persson is back with her second novel for young adults: Take Me Away From Here.
Andréa and Anja have stuck together since forever, since they were kids. Now they are no kids anymore and Andréa feels strongly that something has to happen. A change has to happen. Anything! To sleep over on the mattress at Anja’s place and play in the forest behind the house doesn’t give a thing anymore. There’s something that’s pulling Andréa and she has to get away from her mother who sleeps in her bed and doesn’t want to go up, away from her dad’s old cars that are still in their yard since he left Andréa and her mother. Away from the jungle gym, the youth center, the fields, the forest.
One evening when she hangs out at the bus stop down in the village she jumps into Alex blue doodlebug tractor and finally feels something that’s probably freedom. But it has a price to leave the play, the girls room and the secrets.