The Orange Girl

The Orange Girl

Book - 2004
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At fifteen, Georg comes upon a letter written to him by his dying father, to be read when he is old enough. Their two voices make a fascinating dialogue as Georg gets to know the father he can barely remember and is challenged by him to answer some profound questions. The central mystery of the book is the story of the Orange Girl, the elusive young woman for whom Georg's father searches in Orso and Seville, and who Georg finally realises is his mother.

THE ORANGE GIRL is short and simply constructed, but it takes on some big questions about the meaning of life and the universe. It is imbued with the sense of awe and wonder that is Jostein Gaarder's hallmark. Although it is intended for teenagers, it is written in the unmistakable Gaarder way that reaches readers of every generation.

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004.
ISBN: 9780297849049


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A classic Gaarder quest for human emotion.

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Dec 12, 2012

Though I read this book some time ago and I don't remember all the details I still know that I just couldn't stop reading. Usually I don't like to read sad books but prefer to read books that make me laugh. "The orange girl" was one of the few or maybe even the only book that ever made me cry. But at other times it made me laugh and I would recommend anyone to read it. I loved that book and it is a pity that it is not available at the moment. Enjoy reading it!

Mar 29, 2010

I absolutely adored this short book. It was so pure and sweet. Ah, true love.

Not at all ashamed to admit that I cried reading this book - it is lovely!

Jostein Gaarder knows how to pull the heart strings. A recommended read!

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