When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to Pierre-Anthon that life has meaning, the children decide to give up things... show more
When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to Pierre-Anthon that life has meaning, the children decide to give up things of importance. The pile starts with the superficial—a fishing rod, a new pair of shoes. But as the sacrifices become more extreme, the students grow increasingly desperate to get Pierre-Anthon down, to justify their belief in meaning. Sure to prompt intense thought and discussion, Nothing—already a treasured work overseas—is not to be missed. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Nothing/Janne-Teller/9781416985792#sthash.0pEButwW.dpuf
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Publish date: luty 2010 (data przybliżona)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
Er. Ow. And possibly "ack!"I kind of got blind-sided by this one, at least at first. The description of the boy in the plum tree yelling philosophy at his classmates has me expecting something a bit more serio-comic. But the situation gets dark very quickly, and even before things get really horribl...
When picking up Nothing, a reader needs to be prepared to suspend their disbelief an extraordinary amount for what is meant to be a realistic, contemporary story. A young (13-14) boy decides that nothing means anything, so he decides to spend his days in a tree yelling what are, in translation, irri...
This book is pure nihilism, which means that it is profoundly fucked up. You're either going to love it or hate it, and it will most certainly offend you, but I do think it's worth a read.
3.5Niente è un libro che si legge in pochissimo tempo, nel giro di un paio d’ore, ma che poi ti lascia destabilizzata a riflettere per diversi giorni. Mi riesce difficile parlarvene perché, se devo essere sincera, non ho ben capito nemmeno io cosa ho letto. Il tutto ha inizio quando un bambino di no...
This is a strange, strange book. I had an hour and a half to kill before a meeting and picked this off the shelf because it seemed like a quick read.Plum-tree boy reminded me so much of Grendel. And I was afraid of this book. I think someone compared it to Lord of the Flies. Never has that sounded m...