Read "Nothing" by Janne Teller available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 7 Up—On the first day of seventh grade, Pierre Anthon announces that life has no meaning and walks out . Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Grade 7 Up—On the first day of seventh grade, Nothing (Teller, Janne) site Edition. by.
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Teller, Janne, –. [Intet. English]. Nothing / Janne Teller; translated by Martin Aitken. [Fic] — dc22 ISBN (eBook). When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make . A story about everything and nothing, a boy in a plum tree, and a 7th grade no longer sure that anything means anything. "The novel asks the immense.
I'm rather inclined to believe the world is meaningless; or at the very least has a certain abstract meaning that is defined by individual perspective and experience. So, really, Nothing had me at the premise. But it just didn't deliver for me.
I can see some of the attraction - it's a complex book that once again proves YA doesn't have to be shallow or lacking in "literary value".
It demands that you step outside of your normal mode of thinking and ask yourself questions: is everything pointless? Can meaning be found anywhere? If nothing matters, is it better to just do nothing? It all starts when Pierre Anthon stands up in the classroom one day and declares "Nothing matters.
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I have known that for a long time. So nothing is worth doing. I just realized that. His classmates grow increasingly uncomfortable with what Pierre says, so they decide to gather a "heap of meaning" - a pile of what is most precious to them, in order to prove that certain things do have value.
As they are required to give up more and more of what is important to them, soon they start to turn on one another and the sacrifices become ever more extreme. It is this part of the book that I personally found most effective: the gradual disappearance of morality and the way the children turn to violence.
Despite the simplistic sentence structure a possible side effect of the translation , this is a very mature piece of YA that contains many disturbing scenes. What I didn't like began with the short, choppy sentences and continued to grow worse with the complete lack of realism in the story. Beverly Lewis. Craig Schutt. Izzy the Very Bad Burglar. Amy Proud. Dyan Sheldon. Kristen Butcher. The Snowball Effect.
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Write your review. February 9, Imprint: English Download options:His classmates grow increasingly uncomfortable with what Pierre says, so they decide to gather a "heap of meaning" - a pile of what is most precious to them, in order to prove that certain things do have value.
And also the awful part about cutting the dogs throat? View all 27 comments. Martin Aitken Translator. They start working at this closed mill, where they start building said pile by adding things that matter to them, willingly giving them up.
The moment you were born you began to die. I'm so confused, any clarification would be greatly appreciated.
Ancora una volta reagiscono emotivamente, con una rabbia troppo spesso rivestita da freddezza, e alla fine solo il fuoco riesce a ripulire tanto l'edificio quanto le loro coscienze.