The Orange Girl
At fifteen, Georg comes upon a letter written to him by his dying father, to be read when he comes of age. Their two voices make a fascinating dialogue as Georg comes to know the father he can barely remember, then is challenged by him to answer some profound questions. The central mystery of The... show more
At fifteen, Georg comes upon a letter written to him by his dying father, to be read when he comes of age. Their two voices make a fascinating dialogue as Georg comes to know the father he can barely remember, then is challenged by him to answer some profound questions. The central mystery of The Orange Girl is the story of an elusive young woman for whom Georg’s father searches in Oslo and Sevilleand whom Georg finally realizes is his mother. This is a thought-provoking fairy-tale romance imbued with a sense of awe and wonder. Jostein Gaarder is the author of Sophie's World, a huge bestseller in over 40 countries.
Publish date: July 1st 2005
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
First things first, before I start talking about the book itself: (1) I've ruined myself for any other Jostein Gaarder's books by reading Vita Brevis first. Anything and everything pales in comparison to Floria Aemilia's fictional letter to Augustinus Aurelius. (2) I'm not really a fan of stories to...
Umm well, I .. Liked this book!But you know, not really liked it! I think it was a little bit .. Boring!Actually, I don't know! I'm confused! It rarely happens to me, to be confused in front of a book.I read Gaarder's Sophie's World two years ago, and I loved it. I thought 'The Orange Girl' would be...
Wciągnęło mnie. Dzięki „Dziewczynie…” przypomniałam sobie, czemu tak lubiłam Gaardera. Historia „Dziewczyny…” i moja (a więc nasza – pachnie poważną relacją ;)) sięga czasów, kiedy byłam jeszcze w gimnazjum. Właśnie wtedy książka miała swoją polską premierę. Niestety – nie było mi dane od razu przec...
This was a lovely story. 15 year old Georg is handed a letter his now-deceased father wrote to him 12 years ago. Georg was only 3 years old when his father passed away, therefore has no real memories of him. The letter his father writes recounts a story of "the orange girl."I liked how the story was...
When I was 14 I read Jostein Gaarder's "Sophie's World". It quickly became one of my all-time favourite books and even inspired a theatre piece I wrote in my third year of university. Eight years later, I have finally read another of Gaarder's books and it was wonderful to rediscover his brilliant...