When Angels look away

Rights sold:

WORLD ENGLISH: HarperCollins

CROATIA: Planetopia
ESTONIA: Rahva Raamat
FINLAND: Gummerus
FRANCE: Editions Leduc.s

Original title: Kun enkelit katsovat muualle

Author: Salla Simukka

Illustrator: Salla Simukka

Published: 2002/2015

Publisher: Wsoy/Tammi

Class/genre: Young Adults

Pages: 199

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Simukka’s dazzling debut novels rereleased by Tammi in 2015!

Kirsikka is a high school student and aspiring writer with a supportive family and group of friends. The people closest to her know and accept the fact that Kirsikka is interested in girls. However, when she develops a crush on her classmate Susanna, Kirsikka fears Susanna’s reaction and is afraid to tell her the truth. As their friendship deepens, so does Kirsikka’s infatuation.

Pouring out her thoughts into her writing, Kirsikka struggles to read Susanna’s feelings, and find a way to share her own. It’s as simple as love – except nothing about first love is ever simple.


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Salla Simukka

Salla Simukka is the author of the international success story The Snow White Trilogy: rights are sold in 52 territories and in Hollywood. She has written several novels for young readers and her accolades include the Topelius Prize 2013 and the Finland Prize 2013.

Previously Simukka has written book reviews for the newspapers, translated all kinds of texts into Finnish, worked an editor at a literary magazine and as a screenwriter for a popular TV show for young audiences. These days she writes books for young adults and children, and travels the world talking about them.


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