An excruciating and brutally honest story about not showing weakness, being the first and the best, while also being small and vulnerable.
Bertine Zetlitz has written her way into the elite of this year’s debut writers, with a solid novel about the drive for success and reading disorders among children.
Astrid Fosvold, Periskop
(…) a combination of the linguistic intensity, the creativity and the content of the novel that makes this story so engaging.
Jonas Hansen Meyer, NRK
A book that contains so much wisdom.
Marianne Lystrup, Vårt Land
Elli is top girl. She always raises her hand, she’s on first name terms with her teachers, and she stands at the top of her cheerleading team’s pyramid formation. But when it starts getting a little too difficult to hide the fact that the letters hop and dance around the page, and her friends decide to pretend that she doesn’t exist, her worst nightmare is realised. She falls. As everything else falls apart too, and nothing is as it should be, how will Elli bring herself to get back on her feet again?