We’re going into reruns for the next month, constant readers, so that I can work on another literary project (WATCH THIS SPACE!); we’ll return for a Lost Classics Holiday installment the week of December 14, and then return to our regularly scheduled programming in January.
In the meantime enjoy this lost classic from our archive:
When it’s all over, Stella knows that nothing can ever be the same again. Not for Stella. Not for Christopher. And certainly not for Nicholas. Poor Nicholas.
Oh, if only the plot could live up to the cover Scholastic slapped on the 1972 reissue of Swedish writer Inger Brattsröm’s 1964 novel! (Translation by Eve Barwell) So murky! So brown! So font-y!
The Plot: Brattström covers well-trod ground here: teenagers unthinkingly act selfishly, leads to tragedy. I don’t know if the nuance got lost in translation, but the end result is a pretty dull entry in the genre.
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