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The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

After Pia’s grandmother dies in a freak accident the neighbors in her little German hometown of Bad Münstereifel glance at Pia with wary eyes But then something else captures the community’s attention the vanishing of Katharina Linden Katharina was last seen at a. I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn t know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled to open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited that the book was not only set there but contained so many cultural references that were so familiar to me and a part of my own childhood Fortunately that is where the parallels between my life and this book end because as you might have guessed from the title little girls begin to go missing in the small town of Bad Muenstereifel The story is told by ten year old Pia though she tells it as an adult so her mature and elegant language never feels out of place in the narrative Pia was a lovely clever character and I especially liked her school friend StinkStefan despite the unflattering nicknameThe plot is twisted and certainly reminds of Grimm fairy tales perfectly fitting the book s setting and I could see it all before me as I was reading so familiar are the dark German woods and charmingly gloomy Fachwerk cottages The story is not fluffy and light despite the fairy tale connection but much like the Grimm tales themselves dark and strange and not lacking the odd big bad wolfDefinitely a page turner and an author I will absolutely keep an eye onFind reviews and bookish fun at Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers you might have guessed from the title little girls begin to go missing in the small town of Bad Muenstereifel The story is told by ten Devoted to Drew year old Pia though she tells it as an adult so her mature and elegant language never feels out of place in the narrative Pia was a lovely clever character and I especially liked her school friend StinkStefan despite the unflattering nicknameThe plot is twisted and certainly reminds of Grimm fairy tales perfectly fitting the book s setting and I could see it all before me as I was reading so familiar are the dark German woods and charmingly gloomy Fachwerk cottages The story is not fluffy and light despite the fairy tale connection but much like the Grimm tales themselves dark and strange and not lacking the odd big bad wolfDefinitely a page turner and an author I will absolutely keep an eye onFind reviews and bookish fun at

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Legends as that of Unshockable Hans visited by witches in the form of cats or of the knight whose son is doomed to hunt forever Then another girl vanishes and Pia is plunged into a new and unnerving place one far away from fairy tales and perilously close to adulthoo. I have been wondering Wondering why it sometimes happens that a novel will be published here as an adult novel and elsewhere as a young adult YA for readers anywhere from 12 to 16 years old novel The first time I noticed that was when the bookThe Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night Time came out Here in the US it was published as an adult novel and in the UK and Australia it was initially published as an YA novel After it s well deserved huge success it was repacked in all 3 countries for both markets and why not If there is a chance you can sell the book from two locations to separate audiences that s good business and I m all for that but why the difference in the first place Why wasn t it published for both age groups from the get goWhat has taken this issue from the archives of my brain file and put it back into my everyday thoughts area is the book The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant Vanishing has recently been released here by Random House as an adult novel Prior to this it came out in England and Australia as a YA novel I was drawn to Vanishing because of it s absolutely stunningly beautiful cover Upon reading the synopsis I wanted to read it because of my interest in fairy tales I had no idea that was labeled a YA outside of the US Would that knowledge have influenced my decision Absolutely I would have passed on it I would not have bought it for me and I would not have looked for it in the library I might however have purchased it for my 14 year old niece who is also a lover of fairy tales and retelling of fairy talesSo Is it a YA It sure is Did I enjoy it I did It was thin on plot but it had interesting characters and was well written and imaginative Grant did a good job creating an atmosphere of darkness and menace that has been sanitized out of the traditional fairy tales we read these days The book is about ten year old Pia Klovenbach the potentially explosive schoolgirl It s a cold dank winter in Bad Munstereifel umlauts would come in handy right now and little girls of the town are disappearing When the lovely Katharina Linden disappears after being Snow White in the parade Pia and her only friend the eually unpopular StinkStefan take the case Pia has been brought up on a steady diet of haunted woods and evil spells stories and is convinced the solution to the mysteries lies in the supernatural There seem to be a lot of mystery solving teens around the bookshelves these days You don t have to be Nancy Drew to know that s nothing new in YA literature but adult books There was Curious Incident and recently The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Earth Hums in B Flat etc All three of which I thought very highly of at my current 14 age and would have been wild about and treasured as a 14 year old And All three of which can be easily classified as YA books despite being identified by their publishers as adult novelsWhere the author is most successful with Vanishing is in writing about Pia s scary first steps into adulthood Like the coming of age heroines of classic fairy tales Pia s trials are courage testing self sufficiency building and life changing Grants uses these experiences not only to move the story forward but also to highlight the pettiness of Pia s school yard world and village life Like most YA novels the adults in the book are for the larger part depicted as self absorbed not too bright and lax in protecting their childrenMy niece thought this book was great She read it in a flash talked about it for days afterward and wanted to pass it on to friends Yea I have to say that although I did like it while I was reading it after I finished it I was left with nothing Then when I discovered that Vanishing was selling as a YA across the oceans I felt duped I m not a part of that adult fraternity who are mad for YA books I need subtlety character development plot and writing that allows me to discover and interpret to be sated by a book So Why did Random House decide to sell The Vanishing of Katharina Linden as a hardcover adult novel in the US I read it and I couldn t tell you I m looking forward to seeing how they sell it when it comes out in paper Mischief and Marriage young adult YA for readers anywhere from 12 to 16 Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you can sell the book from two locations to separate audiences that s good business and I m all for that but why the difference in the first place Why wasn t it published for both age groups from the get goWhat has taken this issue from the archives of my brain file and put it back into my everyday thoughts area is the book The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant Vanishing has recently been released here by Random House as an adult novel Prior to this it came out in England and Australia as a YA novel I was drawn to Vanishing because of it s absolutely stunningly beautiful cover Upon reading the synopsis I wanted to read it because of my interest in fairy tales I had no idea that was labeled a YA outside of the US Would that knowledge have influenced my decision Absolutely I would have passed on it I would not have bought it for me and I would not have looked for it in the library I might however have purchased it for my 14 Her Husbands Christmas Bargain year old niece who is also a lover of fairy tales and retelling of fairy talesSo Is it a YA It sure is Did I enjoy it I did It was thin on plot but it had interesting characters and was well written and imaginative Grant did a good job creating an atmosphere of darkness and menace that has been sanitized out of the traditional fairy tales we read these days The book is about ten The Geography of Witchcraft year old Pia Klovenbach the potentially explosive schoolgirl It s a cold dank winter in Bad Munstereifel umlauts would come in handy right now and little girls of the town are disappearing When the lovely Katharina Linden disappears after being Snow White in the parade Pia and her only friend the eually unpopular StinkStefan take the case Pia has been brought up on a steady diet of haunted woods and evil spells stories and is convinced the solution to the mysteries lies in the supernatural There seem to be a lot of mystery solving teens around the bookshelves these days You don t have to be Nancy Drew to know that s nothing new in YA literature but adult books There was Curious Incident and recently The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie The Earth Hums in B Flat etc All three of which I thought very highly of at my current 14 age and would have been wild about and treasured as a 14 Hold On To Me year old And All three of which can be easily classified as YA books despite being identified by their publishers as adult novelsWhere the author is most successful with Vanishing is in writing about Pia s scary first steps into adulthood Like the coming of age heroines of classic fairy tales Pia s trials are courage testing self sufficiency building and life changing Grants uses these experiences not only to move the story forward but also to highlight the pettiness of Pia s school Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law yard world and village life Like most YA novels the adults in the book are for the larger part depicted as self absorbed not too bright and lax in protecting their childrenMy niece thought this book was great She read it in a flash talked about it for days afterward and wanted to pass it on to friends Yea I have to say that although I did like it while I was reading it after I finished it I was left with nothing Then when I discovered that Vanishing was selling as a YA across the oceans I felt duped I m not a part of that adult fraternity who are mad for YA books I need subtlety character development plot and writing that allows me to discover and interpret to be sated by a book So Why did Random House decide to sell The Vanishing of Katharina Linden as a hardcover adult novel in the US I read it and I couldn t tell Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, you I m looking forward to seeing how they sell it when it comes out in paper

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Parade dressed as Snow White Then like a character in a Grimm’s fairy tale she disappeared Ten year old Pia and her only friend the unpopular StinkStefan suspect that Katharina has been spirited away by the supernatural Their investigation is inspired by such local. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Grant s novel and it still haunts me Wonderful creepy atmospheric mystery that would fit perfectly in the darkest collection of Grimms folktales


10 thoughts on “The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

  1. says:

    I was a bit late on the boat with this one but better late than never When this book came out it was very popular however I didn't know what to make of the summary and forgot about it Then as these things happen a copy made its way into my bookshelf and I was finally compelled to open it From Germany myself I was charmed and excited that the book was not only set there but contained so many cultural references that were so familiar to me an

  2. says:

    With all the hype surrounding the US publication of The Vanishing of Katharina Linden I was eagerly anticipating

  3. says:

    One word to describe The Vanishing of Katharina Linden EngrossingMy interest in this book was piued when I saw it described as a charming horror novel and while that isn't totally accurate charming it is horror it isn't I very much enjoyed the book Helen Grant has such an ease about her writing that I find it hard to believe this is her first novel Her descriptions of Bad Münstereifel and its inhabitants are key to the

  4. says:

    Ten year old Pia Kolvenbach is known at school as the girl whose grandmother blew up Far from showing any sympathy to a g

  5. says:

    I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Grant’s novel and it still haunts me Wonderful creepy atmospheric mystery that would fit perfectly in the darkest collection of Grimms' folktales

  6. says:

    I picked up this book simply because of the cover design Yes yes I know Don't judge a book by its cover But guess what That's what I do 9 times out of 10 Sue me I'm a designer It's what I notice first often than notThis is a great

  7. says:

    Pia Kolvenbach is known as the girl whose grandmother's head exploded in a freak accident at the Advent Dinner table Advent Candle met Aua Net hairspraythe rest was history with which Pia has to live every day When young girls start to disappear Pia and her trusty sidekick StinkStefan are on the case Two pariahs and the avuncular storyteller Herr Schiller explore the history of their village Bad Munstereifel

  8. says:

    I have been wondering Wondering why it sometimes happens that a novel will be published here as an adult novel and elsewhe

  9. says:

    I usually listen to audiobooks only when I paint or when I do house chores Well I did not have enough house chores for this one and

  10. says:

    When someone tells you that a certain author is someone to watch I always feel a bit wary I want to experience the same sort of love that they felt but I always end up disappointedWhich is why I’m pleasantly surprised that I loved this book so much Helen Grant really brought forth an amazing debut and I can

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