Author: Annika Thor
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Year of Publication: 2015
With complications in her life beyond those of any gifted, attractive adolescent girl, sixteen-year-old Stephie battles with the organization in Sweden that can provide financial aid for refugee children but which had not counted on the need to subsidize the many years of schooling needed for a gifted young woman to complete a full education. There is also the problem of her five-year younger sister, who wants nothing more than to become an “ordinary” Sweden, and the matter of their parents in Austria, where the war is still in full course.
In this third volume of the Faraway Island tetralogy, Stephie is sixteen, thriving at school in the big city, and rooming with her close friend Maj and Maj’s parents and numerous brothers and sisters. But life, as always, contains unforeseen complications.