|Number of Pages||:||187 Pages|
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How come I haven't noticed this book before? I was actually quite amazed that this was already written in 1996 and how everything in it still works in this day and time. Elämänviiva is a sad and dark story of friendship, loneliness and love. It's a very good portrayal of how hard it is to notice you've fallen in love with your best friend who's the same gender as you in Finland in the late 1990s. The book consists of Janne's POV and Ilkka's POV, the latter written as a diary. The book is well written and it took no time to read this - many of the Finnish YA books of the 1990s are so. The flow is great.The story in itself is so sad that it broke my heart. Perhaps it was even too repetitive as it felt like Ilkka's character didn't go anywhere and he kept on repeating same thought patterns. At the same time it was a good choice, since it made him so broken, like a record. I was amazed how the ending wasn't a disaster to the characters, but there was some kind of hope in it. Perhaps I would've needed that hope somewhere else too, since Elämänviiva surely is depressing like the depression of that time. Still, a very good read and mostly because of the topic. We surely need more YA books with homosexuality as the topic.