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Youth Book : Forbidden Love

With the old cloth cap that Alice draws at a flea market out of a box, the memories come. The hat had once given her, her Ex-boyfriend, Niko. While she thinks o

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Youth Book : Forbidden Love

With the old cloth cap that Alice draws at a flea market out of a box, the memories come. The hat had once given her, her Ex-boyfriend, Niko. While she thinks of what she believed in behind, falls down her hat. Since Niko is suddenly in front of her and lifts her up. In shock, the mirror falls out of her Hand, the on the flea market only has Andes. With Niko everything had begun, and Niko was the one who had their lives in shards of glass shatter. This is the starting position for Julya rabinow ego fascinating novel, "Behind the glass". Retrospectively, she lets Alice tell their story. In doing so, it adds to the Chapter for Chapter, shard for shard of her mirror, until the image at the end is true.

"follow the white rabbit", is the name of the first shard of the Mirror, Alice recalls how she learned the New. Alice lived in a Golden cage, a magnificent Villa with a huge garden and a neat clipped hedge. The relationship to the parents was difficult: the mother, an Ex-actress, guarded them like a mother hen, the father was because of his "business" never there, and the tyrannical grandfather in the neighboring Villa was surrounded by a dark secret that weighed like a curse on the family.

In school, you had it easy, she was bullied, especially by Rosa and her Entourage, the tone – Alice was in an absolute outsider position. And Niko, the non-conformist, cool guy, came as New in the class for the first Time with your late for class, had all the makings of an outsider, fascinated by the other but somehow. Alice as a sheltered daughter was pretty much the opposite of Niko, who travelled with his father much to the world.

Julya Rabinowich builds in the narrative flow of a voice. Visually, they will be highlighted by a different font. The voice always points back to Alice's actions. Solely by the presence of these enigmatic notes increases Rabinowich the voltage. "I know you so well, as you will never know. But you know nothing of me. And I will continue to wait until we maybe find one day of each other. I have plenty of time,“ said the mysterious voice.

violence changes everything

It was no coincidence that Alice, who was constantly suffering under the attacks of Pink in her class, found in the outsider Niko an ally. And he's worried you somehow, this is Niko, who just went his way without consideration for others. "A love story begins even before she has actually started," says the voice of the mysterious Comment. And so it came to be.

On the class trip, Niko took part – so it seemed. The troubled Alice. However, it turned out that he was with the motorcycle to the campsite hazards and not with the stuffy Bus as the other. Alice was impressed that he left Rosa and their Clique because of you: "Sorry, but I have now really don't have time." Alice went down like Oil.

Rabinowich put it all together, gradually, the image of a wild love story, the estranged Alice from your home. With Niko around the houses, leaving the sheltered home and enjoy your freedom, you didn't have before. Then violence comes into play. Niko can always longer have to go and beat you in a fight. Gradually, the tide is turning.

Alice questioned her way of life, is willing to take responsibility. Especially after someone has stolen her mobile phone and private photos sent all over the world. It comes to a Showdown on a S-Bahn station with a bad incident, the Alice forces permanently to take a Position to go your own way – against all odds.

Rabinowich told this story of a conversion in a sensitive poetic language. Sometimes you don't want to shake Alice, because she remembers clearly how she gets in trouble, but she finds out of itself the strength to go your way. The power of courage and is thrilling to the last page.

Julya Rabinowich: Behind the glass of the novel. Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich, 2019. 192 pages. 16 €. From The Age Of 14.

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