Young Adult Books (ages 12+) • Story books
Editor: Müren Beykan
Colorful stories carrying the silent scream of youth…
Füsun Çetinel, who reached many readers of all ages with her novels, wrote her first story book for young adults. Fifteen short stories, holding mirrors to all kinds of situations in young people’s lives, deepen with author’s observation power and realistic narration style enriched with fine details. In various journeys from Samatya to Pera, from Berlin to Prague, sometimes in a train, sometimes in a bus, and sometimes in journey we take towards our inner world… Stories of young people who will shape future, about confrontation with the realities and holding onto the world shaped by social pressure, prejudices, miscommunication, immigration, education system, love and violence. Stories allowing the readers to find their own reflections from everyday life, and making the readers feel the value of young people embracing life with heart and soul.
Teenage thrills, tough choices, graduation party, trying to stand on one’s own feet, anxiety of obsessions, life companion animals, chaos of city life, breath taking moments of life, university life, being obliged to growing up early, frightening shadow of violence, escapes, long journeys and a day on the shore… Stories woven with many details of life come together and paint a colorful picture of today’s young world.
Füsun ÇetinelShe was born in İstanbul. Çetinel graduated from the English Language Teaching Department of Boğaziçi University. She works as an instructor and facilitator in writing workshops in Turkey and abroad. Her stories and articles are being published in various literary magazines and online platforms. Her first children’s novel Talking Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Konuştu, 2015) is about a boy who witnessed the secrets of Hagia Sophia in İstanbul. Her second children’s novel Road of Secrets (Sırlar Yolu, 2016) is a story […]
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1st edition: 2021
communication • violence • journey • immigration • urbanization • love for animals • prejudices • choice of profession • anxiety • literature • equality • university