Kotitekoisen poikabändin alkeet is a delightful coming of age story with a stealthy twist of events, brilliant and unfailing sarcasm and real youth frenzy.
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At first you would think this book to be cheerful and fun, but underneath there’s some serious business too.
Kotitekoisen poikabändin alkeet tells the story of 15-year-old Rene Kolppanen who has survived secondary school with his brother’s advice. He won’t make a big fuss about himself but when ninth grade is ending he starts to think. Does he really want to be invisible?
This novel by Harri Veistinen could surely interest boys as well as girls. He has wonderfully captured a young boy’s mind. The best part in the novel was how real an sympathetic Rene and his friends were.
The novel is fun and nice but at the end of the book you’ll find out things that will almost make you cry.
The novel has a fine atmosphere and it draws you in, there’s humour and serious things, so it’s suitable for anyone! And it’s a must read for those who have ever been a big fan of some boy band!