author: Cathy Ythak

ages: 12+

64 pages

paperback

Talents Hauts

Shieldless

  • First, Yannick is drawn to her voice, which she hears on the radio. This voice is Brune’s, a highly sensitive young woman, who soon falls for Yannick’s charms and tenderness. Brune doesn’t speak much - except for when she undergoes fits that leave her breathless. One day, Brune leaves after yelling: "You don’t understand anything!" Yannick will finally have to try to see her girlfriend as she is.

     

    2020 Prix Vendredi: special mention

     

    "This short text is a true love cry, stronger than difference, and it deal with a rare theme in children's literature, the love life of people with autism." -  InterCDI