By Kristina Dunker
Translated by Katja Bell
A HAUNTING NEW YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Eva is sixteen and in love. And this weekend promises to be special, as she and her boyfriend, Julian, will be spending time together at his parents’ house in the country. Nothing could be more romantic and perfect. Except that the journey there goes horribly awry, and Eva’s dream weekend turns into a total nightmare.
After bearing witness to a terrible crime and narrowly escaping the scene, Eva loses her diary, an incredibly personal book that holds all of her secrets—including details of her visits to a therapist. So when she meets a helpful stranger who seems to know a great deal about her, she has to wonder if he is a kindred spirit or something darker. Vertigo spins a psychologically intense tale of when to walk away… and when to run.
Exploring the chaotic emotional terrain of adolescence, Kristina Dunker captures the heart of youth—and the dangerous area between wanting too much and wanting it too soon.
Praise for Vertigo and Kristina Dunker
“... This novel is absolutely haunting. It's easy to emphasize with the protagonist, Eva, and you can almost viscerally feel what she’s feeling. Every time Eva's struggling with her fear, you just want to jump inside the book and help her.” – LizzyNet
“[Dunker’s books are] for parents who have always wanted to know what their adolescents are feeling and for adolescents who wonder how much there is to feel in the world.” – Die Presse, Vienna
“Refreshingly modern, Dunker writes about the emotions of young people without clichés in a comprehensible way that captivates adult readers too. Dunker clearly understands the life and feelings of young people.” – Ostthuringer Zeitung
About Kristina Dunker
Kristina Dunker was born in Dortmund, Germany, and at the age of seventeen she published her first book. Since then, Dunker has written several novels for children and young adults. She received multiple awards and scholarships, including the prize for young artists from North-Rhine–Westfalia in 2005. She is currently a freelance writer based in Castrop-Rauxel and holds regular lectures, discussions, and writing workshops for young people.
VERTIGO by Kristina Dunker
AmazonCrossing, 240 pages
ISBN-10: 1611090482; ISBN-13: 978- 1611090482
Paperback: $9.95; Digital: $7.99
On-sale: May 15, 2012
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