Winner of the first Teen and Youth Literature Contest announced by the publisher Alma littera in 2014.
Everybody is talking about changes this year. Even Beatrice’s best friend Margarita comes back from America unbelievably changed. Only Beatrice’s life is not exciting at all. The parents are quarrelling all the time, the grandma is arguing with a neighbour about who is going to dye first, and the younger sister is always following her. But something must happen eventually! And one day a new boy Oscar shows up in the classroom...
This is a story of two sisters, two brothers, their friends and different fates. About Vilnius, birds, first love and first years of independence. About big changes. And the Republic of New York that only to Beatrice and Oscar know about.
The book was nominated for the Book of the Year 2015, in teens’ book category.
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