Kirsti Kuronen: Chick (Pönttö)

the pains and fears of growing up, including themes of sexuality and identity. Written with the intimacy of a diary, readers bear witness to Luna’s anxieties and vulnerabilities but also learn of her love of photography and birds.  

“Chick” was nominated for the Topelius Prize 2018, and received a Punni Honorary Award 2018.

An English sample is available.

”Beautifully written novel in verse tells about a teenage girl’s journey into adulthood.”Chick” describes relationships and sexuality in a delicate way. There is always room left for the reader’s own thoughts and experiences.” Topelius Jury

”The story makes one want to read it again, and it keeps on giving. This book is beautiful, touching, and relatable.” Punni Jury