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"Nothing matters."

"From the moment you are born, you start to die."

"The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. You'll live to be a maximum of one hundred. Life isn't worth the bother!"

So says Pierre Anthon when he decides that there is no meaning to life, leaves the classroom, climbs a plum tree, and stays there.

His friends and classmates cannot get him to come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to him that there is a meaning to life, they set out to build a heap of meaning in an abandoned sawmill.

But it soon becomes obvious that each person cannot give up what is most meaningful, so they begin to decide for one another what the others must give up. The pile is started with a lifetime's collection of Dungeons & Dragons books, a fishing rod, a pair of green sandals, a pet hamster — but then, as each demand becomes more extreme, things start taking a very morbid twist, and the kids become ever more desperate to get Pierre Anthon down. And what if, after all these sacrifices, the pile is not meaningful enough?

A Lord of the Flies for the twenty-first century, Nothing is a visionary existential novel — about everything, and nothing — that will haunt you.

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Nothing is the Lord of the Flies for the 21st century

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Hailed as "The Lord of the Flies" for the 21st century, "Nothing" is a treasured work in the author's native Denmark. When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there.

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When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to Pierre-Anthon that life has meaning, the children decide to give up things of importance. The pile starts with the superficialand#8212;a fishing rod, a new pair of shoes. But as the sacrifices become more extreme, the students grow increasingly desperate to get Pierre-Anthon down, to justify their belief in meaning. Sure to prompt intense thought and discussion, andlt;Iandgt;Nothingandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;already a treasured work overseasand#8212;is not to be missed.

About the Author

Janne Teller was born in Copenhagen.  Originally educated as a macro-economist, she has lived and worked all over the world.  In 1995 she left a career with the United Nations to become a full-time writer.  Her adult books include Odin’s Island and The Trampling Cat

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416985792
Author:
Teller, Janne
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Translator:
Aitken, Martin
Author:
Aitken, Martin
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Social Issues - Peer Pressure
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 9.135 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , Nothing is the Lord of the Flies for the 21st century
"Synopsis" by , Hailed as "The Lord of the Flies" for the 21st century, "Nothing" is a treasured work in the author's native Denmark. When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there.
"Synopsis" by , When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks. So to prove to Pierre-Anthon that life has meaning, the children decide to give up things of importance. The pile starts with the superficialand#8212;a fishing rod, a new pair of shoes. But as the sacrifices become more extreme, the students grow increasingly desperate to get Pierre-Anthon down, to justify their belief in meaning. Sure to prompt intense thought and discussion, andlt;Iandgt;Nothingandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;already a treasured work overseasand#8212;is not to be missed.
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