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Na Linden disappears Pia is the last person to see her Terror is spreading through the town How could a ten year old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody elsePia is determined to find out what happened to KatharinaBut then the next girl disappears'For something so chilling it is terrific entertainment' Sunday Times'Grant's splendid debutis a feast of treats and creeps Wonderful'. Ten year old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympathy to a girl whose Oma died on Christmas Day Pia endures taunts and the sudden absence of her friends The only person in her class brave enough to sit next to her in case it s catching is StinkStefan himself the most unpopular boy Pia becomes friends with him by dint of him following her around and because there s no one elseWhen Katharina Linden goes missing at Karneval just vanishes it seems there one minute gone the next Pia hopes that the gossipy small town of Bad M nstereifel will finally have something new to talk about Unfortunately not Not even when a second and then a third little girl vanishes does Pia cease to be ridiculed by her classmates But she s got important things to think about now she and StinkStefan have their own theories about the missing girls partly inspired by the scary stories old Herr Schiller tells them over incredibly thick strong coffee As the two children embark on their own investigation they draw ever closer to the adult world as they stumble innocently onto the truthGrant is originally British lived for a time in Bad M nstereifel and now lives in Brussels Belgium I don t know that I took Pia s mother to be representative of Grant but I could definitely see her sympathising and being able to write the character and her growing pissed off edness uite easily With Pia looking on slow to understand the arguments between her German father and English mother her mother s growing hatred for this small town the small minded gossip and the growing danger that her own daughter could very well be next it all felt very real I wanted to read a born and bred German author for this challenge but I had recently heard about this book through Alex and really wanted to read it without looking into where the author was from I have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand I thought it was very finely written with an interesting mix of old and new blending history and gothic horror stories with a realistic family life On the other hand I had trouble with the prose itself it s articulate it s intelligent it s very fine but this relatively short novel took me uite a while to read because I couldn t sink into it There was always this short brick wall between me and it that I stumbled against or a strong hand pushing against my chest holding me back from connecting with it It s one of those cases where an author s style just didn t click with your brain it happensI still enjoyed the book but part of the problem was Pia I don t know whether it s just the way she s written or because she s ten and then eleven but I struggled with her narrative voice Pia is telling the story as an older teen about 17 looking back on this time in her life so you can forgive the mature narration for that fact The scattering of German words throughout is explained at the very end when the older Pia mentions that she can t remember much German any only odd words and phrases I found this to be incredibly sad for Pia I didn t realise there was a glossary at the back until I was halfway through because it was buried under sample chapters from her new book that looked to be the end of this one and I don t read the end of a book first ever that would have been helpful to know about earlierThe book is set in 1999 before mobile phones and the internet as in before the internet was what it is today back then there was very little on it and it was pretty useless and with the uaint setting with its old world charm and all the old ghost stories it has the feel of an older place an older story When Pia leaves Germany for a summer holiday visit with her gran in Middlesex England it s almost like a jolt it s easy to forget that while all this is going on in Bad M nstereifel the rest of the world is still out there and it s a different place in many ways The town an old historic spa town that looks very picturesue I looked it up is very much a character in its own right one that Pia feels very attached to even if she hates that everyone knows each other and each other s business Which leads me to gossip gossip is a character too perhaps captured best by Frau Kessel the biggest busybody of all the busybodies who takes a kind of cruel pleasure in knowing everything and being able to dangle things in front of people But she s not the only old biddy spy in the town In fact this is a story between the children in the town and the old people The past clashing with the present The young adults the parents anyone else they re barely present remaining on the periphery of the action It is very much a world seen through the eyes of a childThis is also a kind of gothic horror novel Sprinkled with juicy ghost stories told to Pia and Stefan by their 80 year old friend Herr Schiller it also has something of a nail biting climax It s a lengthy detailed ending that got a bit too long and overly detailed and while I could totally understand eleven year old Pia s inability to reconcile her understanding of a person with a new truth she did get annoyingly dense and behaved increasingly foolish I think that captures my problem with Pia I never really felt like I knew her or understood her so I wasn t very sympathetic towards her behaviour I would sometimes forget she was a child because of the sophisticated prose and then be jarringly reminded by her childish reactions or self absorbed dismissal of others Because Pia narrates it got confusingThe ending was unsatisfactory in another sense it wraps up fairly uickly after the climax which is fine but like the selfish younger Pia older Pia tells us nothing about Stefan whether she still talks to him or what and we don t know anything about her father or her mother and brother or how it s going in England all things that would have helped solidify Pia s character and helped with context And my curiosity After all why write a mystery and then leave readers hanging on such simple uestionsThe Vanishing of Katharina Linden isn t really about little girls disappearing or crime or mystery or acting detective It s a coming of age story than anything else a story of being a child in a town of mystery ghosts and a poorly buried past It has atmosphere but where it lost me was in the sense of the tourist Because Grant isn t a native German there s always to explain the German way Helpful yes but it also came across as a bit condescending I could explain it away by reminding myself again that Pia is narrating this from England where she s been living in the interim but you don t know that until the end and it doesn t change the fact that reading this made me feel like a tourist I wanted to vicariously visit Germany yes but not have attention drawn to that factSo like I said I have mixed feelings about this book Do I recommend it Sure especially if you like stories about child sleuths or nosy would be sleuths as the case is and ghost stories If you like murder mysteries that are clever and unpredictable this probably won t satisfy you it doesn t bother with that side of things since a whodunnit is secondary to Pia s personal story But if nothing else it brought to life a small old town in the mountains of Germany and I would very much like to see it Him old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody elsePia is determined to find I Promise to Hate Despise and Abuse You until Death Do Us Part out what happened to KatharinaBut then the next girl disappears'For something so chilling it is terrific entertainment' Sunday Times'Grant's splendid debutis a feast Monuments of treats and creeps Wonderful'. Ten year Die unendliche Geschichte old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympathy to a girl whose Oma died Le uatrième Mur on Christmas Day Pia endures taunts and the sudden absence My Solace (Bewitched and Bewildered of her friends The The Answer only person in her class brave enough to sit next to her in case it s catching is StinkStefan himself the most unpopular boy Pia becomes friends with him by dint What's Left of Me Is Yours of him following her around and because there s no ラブ&ポップ ―トパーズ ii― of Bad M nstereifel will finally have something new to talk about Unfortunately not Not even when a second and then a third little girl vanishes does Pia cease to be ridiculed by her classmates But she s got important things to think about now she and StinkStefan have their Blake et Mortimer, tome 14 : La Machination Voronov own theories about the missing girls partly inspired by the scary stories Éducation européenne old Herr Schiller tells them Homo Zodiacus over incredibly thick strong coffee As the two children embark Immortal Mine Alpha and Omega on their Shadower Shielder onto the truthGrant is Drawn to Him originally British lived for a time in Bad M nstereifel and now lives in Brussels Belgium I don t know that I took Pia s mother to be representative The Queen's Gambit of Grant but I could definitely see her sympathising and being able to write the character and her growing pissed Love Only Once off edness uite easily With Pia looking 21st Century New Openings on slow to understand the arguments between her German father and English mother her mother s growing hatred for this small town the small minded gossip and the growing danger that her Kościół a faszyzm Anatomia kolaboracji one hand I thought it was very finely written with an interesting mix Mensa Boost Your IQ old and new blending history and gothic horror stories with a realistic family life On the ROOTS: Wie ich meine Wurzeln fand und der Kaffee mein Leben veränderte other hand I had trouble with the prose itself it s articulate it s intelligent it s very fine but this relatively short novel took me uite a while to read because I couldn t sink into it There was always this short brick wall between me and it that I stumbled against The Rules Do Not Apply or a strong hand pushing against my chest holding me back from connecting with it It s Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me one I Can Subtract Bills and Coins of the problem was Pia I don t know whether it s just the way she s written Emporium or because she s ten and then eleven but I struggled with her narrative voice Pia is telling the story as an His Little Heart older teen about 17 looking back كيمياء الحب و الزواج on this time in her life so you can forgive the mature narration for that fact The scattering Cyfrowe marzenia. 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Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal Helen Grant's first teen novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden follows a misfit teenager as she attempts to unravel the mystery of several strange disappearances in the small town of Bad Münstereifel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden bridges the world of the traditional Grimm fairytale with the darker world of Angela Carter's adult fairytalesOn the day Kathari. I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn t know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled to open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited that the book was not only set there but contained so many cultural references that were so familiar to me and a part of my own childhood Fortunately that is where the parallels between my life and this book end because as you might have guessed from the title little girls begin to go missing in the small town of Bad Muenstereifel The story is told by ten year old Pia though she tells it as an adult so her mature and elegant language never feels out of place in the narrative Pia was a lovely clever character and I especially liked her school friend StinkStefan despite the unflattering nicknameThe plot is twisted and certainly reminds of Grimm fairy tales perfectly fitting the book s setting and I could see it all before me as I was reading so familiar are the dark German woods and charmingly gloomy Fachwerk cottages The story is not fluffy and light despite the fairy tale connection but much like the Grimm tales themselves dark and strange and not lacking the odd big bad wolfDefinitely a page turner and an author I will absolutely keep an eye onFind reviews and bookish fun at The Right Swipe of Katharina Linden follows a misfit teenager as she attempts to unravel the mystery Touched of several strange disappearances in the small town Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa of Bad Münstereifel The Vanishing Ugly Fish of Katharina Linden bridges the world The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of the traditional Grimm fairytale with the darker world Little Gods of Angela Carter's adult fairytalesOn the day Kathari. I was a bit late Der Schweizerische Robinson on the boat with this Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 one but better late than never When this book came The Poems The Collected Works of W B Yeats out it was very popular however I didn t know what to make Sylvia Pankhurst of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled to Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited that the book was not Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts only set there but contained so many cultural references that were so familiar to me and a part The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of my Book of Isms own childhood Fortunately that is where the parallels between my life and this book end because as you might have guessed from the title little girls begin to go missing in the small town バガボンド 1 of Bad Muenstereifel The story is told by ten year Расул Гамзатов Стихи old Pia though she tells it as an adult so her mature and elegant language never feels Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble out Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of place in the narrative Pia was a lovely clever character and I especially liked her school friend StinkStefan despite the unflattering nicknameThe plot is twisted and certainly reminds Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly of Grimm fairy tales perfectly fitting the book s setting and I could see it all before me as I was reading so familiar are the dark German woods and charmingly gloomy Fachwerk cottages The story is not fluffy and light despite the fairy tale connection but much like the Grimm tales themselves dark and strange and not lacking the Hawk's Passion odd big bad wolfDefinitely a page turner and an author I will absolutely keep an eye Girls of Brackenhill onFind reviews and bookish fun at

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Guardian'A strange haunting modern fairy tale' John Connolly author of The Book of Lost ThingsThe setting of the small German town of Bad Münstereifel in Helen Grant's debut novel The Vanishing of Katharina Linden is based on her own experience of emigrating there from England as a child Her other darkly thrilling young adult novels The Glass Demon and Wish Me Dead are also available from Penguin. I have been wondering Wondering why it sometimes happens that a novel will be published here as an adult novel and elsewhere as a young adult YA for readers anywhere from 12 to 16 years old novel The first time I noticed that was when the bookThe Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time came out Here in the US it was published as an adult novel and in the UK and Australia it was initially published as an YA novel After it s well deserved huge success it was repacked in all 3 countries for both markets and why not If there is a chance you can sell the book from two locations to separate audiences that s good business and I m all for that but why the difference in the first place Why wasn t it published for both age groups from the get goWhat has taken this issue from the archives of my brain file and put it back into my everyday thoughts area is the book The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant Vanishing has recently been released here by Random House as an adult novel Prior to this it came out in England and Australia as a YA novel I was drawn to Vanishing because of it s absolutely stunningly beautiful cover Upon reading the synopsis I wanted to read it because of my interest in fairy tales I had no idea that was labeled a YA outside of the US Would that knowledge have influenced my decision Absolutely I would have passed on it I would not have bought it for me and I would not have looked for it in the library I might however have purchased it for my 14 year old niece who is also a lover of fairy tales and retelling of fairy talesSo Is it a YA It sure is Did I enjoy it I did It was thin on plot but it had interesting characters and was well written and imaginative Grant did a good job creating an atmosphere of darkness and menace that has been sanitized out of the traditional fairy tales we read these days The book is about ten year old Pia Klovenbach the potentially explosive schoolgirl It s a cold dank winter in Bad Munstereifel umlauts would come in handy right now and little girls of the town are disappearing When the lovely Katharina Linden disappears after being Snow White in the parade Pia and her only friend the eually unpopular StinkStefan take the case Pia has been brought up on a steady diet of haunted woods and evil spells stories and is convinced the solution to the mysteries lies in the supernatural There seem to be a lot of mystery solving teens around the bookshelves these days You don t have to be Nancy Drew to know that s nothing new in YA literature but adult books There was Curious Incident and recently The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Earth Hums in B Flat etc All three of which I thought very highly of at my current 14 age and would have been wild about and treasured as a 14 year old And All three of which can be easily classified as YA books despite being identified by their publishers as adult novelsWhere the author is most successful with Vanishing is in writing about Pia s scary first steps into adulthood Like the coming of age heroines of classic fairy tales Pia s trials are courage testing self sufficiency building and life changing Grants uses these experiences not only to move the story forward but also to highlight the pettiness of Pia s school yard world and village life Like most YA novels the adults in the book are for the larger part depicted as self absorbed not too bright and lax in protecting their childrenMy niece thought this book was great She read it in a flash talked about it for days afterward and wanted to pass it on to friends Yea I have to say that although I did like it while I was reading it after I finished it I was left with nothing Then when I discovered that Vanishing was selling as a YA across the oceans I felt duped I m not a part of that adult fraternity who are mad for YA books I need subtlety character development plot and writing that allows me to discover and interpret to be sated by a book So Why did Random House decide to sell The Vanishing of Katharina Linden as a hardcover adult novel in the US I read it and I couldn t tell you I m looking forward to seeing how they sell it when it comes out in paper Hired To Love of The Book Poslednja stanica Britanija of Lost ThingsThe setting Return of the Thief of the small German town The Hostage (Travelman Adventure) of Bad Münstereifel in Helen Grant's debut novel The Vanishing Uzice sa vranama of Katharina Linden is based The Secret Teachings of Chinese Energetic Medicine Volume 2 Energetic Alchemy Dao Yin Therapy Healing i Deviations and Spirit Pathology 2014 Revised Edition on her Designing Patterns A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Fashion & Design own experience Bog se nikad ne smeje of emigrating there from England as a child Her The Management Challenge: An Introduction to Management/Book and Disk other darkly thrilling young adult novels The Glass Demon and Wish Me Dead are also available from Penguin. 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    I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn't know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled to open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited that th

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    With all the hype surrounding the US publication of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden I was eagerly anticipating Helen Grant's debu

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    One word to describe The Vanishing of Katharina Linden EngrossingMy interest in this book was piued when I saw it described

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    Ten year old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympat

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    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Grant’s novel and it still haunts me Wonderful creepy atmospheric mystery that would fit perfectly in the darkest collection of Grimms' folktales

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    I picked up this book simply because of the cover design Yes yes I know Don't judge a book by its cover But guess what That's what I do 9 times out of 10 Sue me I'm a designer It's what I notice first often than notThis is

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    Pia Kolvenbach is known as the girl whose grandmother's head exploded in a freak accident at the Advent Dinner table Advent Candle met Aua Net

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    I have been wondering Wondering why it sometimes happens that a novel will be published here as an adult novel and elsewhere as a young adult YA for readers anywhere from 12 to 16 years old novel The first time I noticed that was when the bookThe Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time came out Here in the US it was published as an adu

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    I usually listen to audiobooks only when I paint or when I do house chores Well I did not have enough house chores for this one and as I could absolutely not wait to get hours on the following days I ended up listening to it sitting on my couch I have NEVER done this before This is enough to say this is a real

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    When someone tells you that a certain author is someone to watch I always feel a bit wary I want to experience the same sort of love that they felt but I always end up disappointedWhich is why I’m pleasantly surprised that I loved this book so much Helen Grant really brought forth an amazing debut and I can’t wait to read from her If she continues writing excellent novels like this then I agree with my fellow reader

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