Time of the Lucky Dragon

I wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2015! I hope you had a nice break! I used the time to read a lot and there is one title which I couldn’t put away and really enjoyed.


GLÜCKSDRACHENZEIT / Time of the Lucky Dragon by Katrin Zipse (12+)

Not just the cover is a real treat and makes you want to pick it up immediately, the story is exciting, touching and a fantastic read. I finished it in one go and couldn’t put it aside. It’s a mix of a coming-of-age story of a young girl who has to learn to be independent from her brother, and a road trip with a similar feel to it as Wolfgang Herrndorf’s Tschick which has won the German Literature Award 2011 and has been translated into several languages.

Nellie’s older brother one day decides to leave his family and set out to France to start his own life. Nellie who is very close to him, cannot accept this and decides to follow him to Avignon. On her way she meets a lot of interesting people and gradually develops into an independent confident young girl who makes her own decisions and her own way in life.

The extent is 272 pages and it’s easy to translate. The road trip is through Germany, Switzerland and France and Nellie is a strong and easy to identify with character. Please get in touch if this might be interesting for you! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.



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