In his third novel, the well liked educator and writer Ömer Açık is telling a philosophical story extending from school corridors to life itself. The novel challenges the often used alphabetical order and attracts interest with its narrative full of surprises. The writer invokes the forgotten power of words and raises the question of important concepts such as justice, freedom, solidarity using peaceful realistic characters. The last novel of Ömer Açık, whose children’s novels such as A Station Called Violet  and My Dad’s Hilarious where he relates  neighborhood stories full of hope, are greatly enjoyed and appeal to readers of all ages.


The only reason Veysel and eight more students cannot buy the school’s dashy blazers is alphabetical order. From now on they are the blazerless of the school. Well whose idea was it to place A at the very beginning followed by B and C and place Z at the very end? Veysel will fight against this injustice and an unsigned notice will create a snowball effect. Now, everyone including the teachers are challenging rote implementations. Will the successive questions brought up open the way to new ideas?

Ömer Açık

Ömer Açık was born in Adana, in 1980. He grew up in Ankara and graduated from Hacettepe University Education Department. His first job as a teacher was in a village in Adana and then in Mardin. Açık loves to be with children, to be on the streets and to travel. In his first children’s novel, A Station Called Violet (2015), Açık tells a story of neighbourhood and solidarity. Ömer Açık lives in İstanbul with his wife and is still teaching.

Other Books

3rd edition

Benim Babam Ömür Adam

My Dad's Hilarious
Ömer Açık
4th edition

Menekşe İstasyonu

A Station Called Violet
Ömer Açık