IBBY Turkey Young Adult Novel of The Year 2014

Memet Fuat Publishing Award 2010

In this new book of the special collection “Bridge Books”, author and journalist Karin Karakaşlı tells about the lives of four young people who are trapped by both the exam anxieties and natural ups and downs of being teenagers. Her clean and genuine way of storytelling gives life to these four young people coming from different social and cultural backgrounds. This unforgettable story of four young people, who try to understand and support each other despite all their differences, is a great reading experience for teenagers, families and teachers.


In the midst of a teenage emotional conflict, four young pupil’s ways cross at the home office of two young teachers. The teachers take on four “special” pupils each year to prepare for the university entrance exams and while going over various class subjects, they also search answers for their questions about life. All coming from different cultural backgrounds, the youngsters try to find their way into adult life…

Karin Karakaşlı

Karin Karakaşlı, born in 1972, graduated from the St. George Austrian High School and the Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Languages and Translation. Karakaşlı worked as culture and arts editor of Agos newspaper and the lead author  of the same newspaper. In addition to her story books Can Kırıkları (2002) and Başka Dillerin Şarkısı (1999), the writer has a novel named Müsait Bir Yerde İnebilir miyim? (2005). Karakaşlı won third prize in 1994 Gençlik Kitapevi Story Competition, first prize in 1995 Gençlik Kitapevi Story Competition and was awarded with Yaşar Nabi Nayır Gençlik Award in 1998.

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