Antéchrista | Amélie Nothomb

Devilishly great!

Blanche, 16 years old, finally finds a friend, Christa. But very soon she discovers that Christa is using her. Getting rid of her turns out to be quite difficult now though, as Christa has moved in with her and Blanche's parents like Christa more than their own daughter.

In Antéchrista embedded are themes of shame, puberty, love, and friendship. They are approached with much empathy and in novel ways. The plot is entertaining and has a very satisfying conclusion. Much like Cosmétique de l'ennemi this novel barrels through at quite the pace. It's incredibly gripping and entertaining and over before you know it.

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