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Learn how your comment data is processed. We call it hope. The question is whether we have a future together. What would you have chosen, if there had been some higher power that had given you the choice? Perhaps we can imagine some sort of cosmic fairy in this great, strange fairytale.
What you have chosen to live a life on earth at some point, whether short or long, in a hundred thousand or a hundred million years? Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required. Post to Cancel. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I didn't hesitate, I immediately grabbed that opportunity to be able to read the book.
I was so curious about its cover an This was one awesome book! I was so curious about its cover and its title "The Orange Girl". In the process of reading the book, I just found myself so obsessed that I seem can't stop reading. It seems so yummy that whenever I find my free time I always feel the need to have even just a few moments with the book. I found myself so carried awaysniffing and then crying in the process of reading.
I understood fully well why it was hard for my classmate to explain the story. When another friend asked about the book, I just told her to read it for herself so she could also feel the satisfaction I myself felt after reading the whole book. One thing that struck me The story of The Orange Girl is so unique that I can't seem to find the best words to describe it. It's just so wonderfully awesome Will read Sophie's World too Thank you so much Jostein Gaarder!
Maybe I'll pick this book again in the future.
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May 03, Hajer rated it really liked it Shelves: favorites. I don't know how to start talking about this book. All I know is, after finishing it, I said: Beauty lies in simplicity. I've read Jostein Gaarder's other book "Sophie's world" many years ago, so I was expecting this one to be a bit complex. And it was not! Still, it was a thought-provoking story, a modern fairytale with a bittersweet ending.
As the whole book is about George reading a letter from his dead father written eleven years ago, we will get to see how his father was telling the story, an I don't know how to start talking about this book. As the whole book is about George reading a letter from his dead father written eleven years ago, we will get to see how his father was telling the story, and what reality looks like. In a way or another, Jostein Gaarder was telling us that after all fairytales are not that beautiful, and fairies are not always as pure as we think they are.
And unlike fairytales, this one had a bittersweet ending, at least for those reading the letter George, and us. I cried many times throughout the book, especially in the end. Maybe the story wasn't that sad, but the whole concept was so touching. It was a light read, a page turner with a touch of existenciality. Well, it has been many years since I read a book, cover to cover, over the course of a day or two.
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The Orange Girl has restored my faith in my ability to do just this. I have found that every book I have read of Gaarder's has held me captivated and I love the way in which not one word is wasted nor is it skimmed over on my part! This book is no exception. The Orange Girl's main focus is on Georg, his deceased father and his father's love and obsession with the 'Orange Girl'. Georg's father die Well, it has been many years since I read a book, cover to cover, over the course of a day or two.
Georg's father died when he was nearly 4 and 11 years later he his handed a large, unopened envelope from his grandmother. The envelope holds his father's story of the Orange Girl. Written just before his death, Georg's father writes to the 'older' Georg about the girl and the events leading up to them meeting. On receiving the envelope, Georg hides himself away for an evening to read the story. Gaarder brings his wonderful use of a 'story within story' in to play. We are with Georg all the way as he reads his father's tale and we also witness Georg's feelings and views throughout the book.
We are, in effect, seeing Georg growing up in the course of a few hours. We are able to see him getting to know a father who died long before he was old enough to get to know him in life. It was within the early part of the book I felt I had discovered the 'mystery', however, this did not make the book any less enchanting.
In fact it made the story all the more bittersweet, poignant and touching. I found the Orange Girl to be a wonderful book about love, loss, life and making the most of what you have before it has gone. Often with Gaarder's books I find that I stop myself for a few minutes, remove myself from the daily drudgery of work, bed, work, and see life for what it is! Precious, short and not to be spent being too serious about things for any length of time!
The Orange Girl made me do this once again, even if for a short time, before the world of work, stress and earning money beckons! As much as I disliked the way the story was narrated, I must confess the ending was breathtaking!
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My answer is YES, I would definitely choose to live in this world full of wonders even if it's too short or even if we have to leave it so early. Plus, based on my religious beliefs, we have been asked to be brought to this world before birth! So, I stand by my choice to live this life, which is a gift to those who embrace it.
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Just so you know, I'm one of those who enjoy single little things, even h As much as I disliked the way the story was narrated, I must confess the ending was breathtaking! Just so you know, I'm one of those who enjoy single little things, even having a cup of tea with a biscuit!!
A little piece of advice: Read this book if you are on the edge of loosing it, it will be worth it, may rescue you from all the irritating thoughts. Jul 11, Nazanin rated it really liked it. I think about the mechanism of photosynthesis, and how the vessels in it's trunk transfer different materials to every part of the tree.
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I'm not so sure. Although it wasn't my original intention, I read this book in one sitting. Somehow I needed to keep going, all the while hoping the mystery of The Orange Girl would be revealed. In retrospect, I was glad to have avoided reading reviews until I finished the book, as I feel some reviewers gave too many philosophical hints away. Sep 06, Julie Mestdagh rated it it was amazing. After having read this book in one stretch in one day, I find myself quite content in the sofa, my thoughts wandering all over the place, feeling both lucky, happy, sad and nostalgic at the same time.
What a book! When Georg, a Norwegian boy whose favourite words are "yes please, a bit more of both" , is 15 years old, his grandparents show up with a lette "No two oranges are alike…. When Georg, a Norwegian boy whose favourite words are "yes please, a bit more of both" , is 15 years old, his grandparents show up with a letter they found, addressed to him.