Happy and sad
The summer after tenth grade stretches out before Mia and her
group of friends, long and free. Soon they’ll be going to high
school and will be split up, scattering in different directions. But
they have this summer together, here and now. During the vacation,
Mia and Are grow close in a new way, and it’s difficult to tell
the difference between friendship and what may be love. Autumn
arrives and Mia moves into dorm. She blossoms in her new environment
on the music programme, throwing herself into musicals
and concerts, dorm life, parties and new friends.
Then Are gets ill. Very ill.
Splintered is a vibrant novel about friendship, about how it’s
possible to be both happy and sad when something really wonderful
and something really awful happen at the same time.
Hilde Myklebust has created an intimate, rich story about intense
The book was nominated Best children’s book in the Brage awards and Uprisen 2023.
Translation rights sold to North Macedonia and Germany.