Me on the Floor, Bleeding

Me on the Floor, Bleeding

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Awarded the August Prize for Best Youth Novel."I really loved this bookthe fierce and honest testimony of a blazingly creative personality."Elizabeth WeinHigh school outsider Maja would never hurt her-self on purpose as her dad, teachers, and classmates seem to believe. Can't a person saw off the tip of her thumb without everyone starting to worry? That is, everyone except Maja's mum, who seems to have disappeared from the face of earth.Crashing a neighbor's party, Maja meets twenty-year-old Justin Case, a super-verbal car mechanic with pink pants, who makes her forget everything about absent mothers and sawn-off thumbs, at least temporarily. But then Maja hacks into her father's e-mail account and reads an e-mail that hurts more than all the electric saws in the world.In this funny and clever coming-of-age novel, seventeen-year-old Maja describes each moment with such bare-bones honesty that one can't help but be drawn into her world. Wise beyond her years yet still surprisingly naive, her story is entertaining and enlightening, at turns both hilarious and bittersweet.Jenny Jagerfeld is a professional psychologist specializing in young adult psychiatric care in Sweden. She also works as a consultant with young adults on a long-running psychology program on Swedish national radio. "Me on the Floor, Bleeding" is her first novel to be translated into English and has been awarded the coveted August Prize for Best Youth Novel. "show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 127 x 187.96 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Stockholm, United States
  • English
  • 917547011X
  • 9789175470115
  • 1,579,580

About Jenny Jagerfeld

Jenny Jagerfeld, author of "Me on the Floor, Bleeding," was in 2010 rewarded with The August Prize for best youth novel in Sweden. It s her first novel translated to English. Originally a child psychologist she now runs her own psychologist practice in Stockholm. She also works for the Swedish national radio, in a radio show about psychological matters."show more

Our customer reviews

Did I enjoy this book: Surprisingly, yes. Imagine Lisbeth from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower getting together to create a new character. They would no doubt spawn Maja and her story in Me On The Floor, Bleeding. This book has so much to offer. Jägerfeld creates explicit imagery, writing with near surgical precision. She develops characters whose isolation feels contagious and chilling. Maja, the main character, is what we would call accident prone. Early in her story it becomes clear that her numerous external injuries are metaphors for psychological wounds. At one point another character jokes with Maja that she should learn to wear red t-shirts so the blood won’t show. I want to stop and let that last sentence sink in. For young adults edging ever nearer to adult choices, problems, and disappointments, I guess that’s a big part of growing up; learning to wear a cool, red exterior so the blood of our emotional injuries don’t show through. Disturbing. Would I recommend it: Yes. It’ll appeal mostly to YA readers and those who enjoy a dark, psychological drama that packs a powerful emotional punch. Will I read it again: I will not. It’ll take weeks to get some of those dark images out of my mind. As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)show more
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