Although this story is more than a rebellion against the system, Peter Hoeg's tender account of life in the Danish Care system thirty years ago is a stunning and emotional journey. The three main characters are not just rebelling against the system, but are fighting everything, even time itself.
Hoeg is one of those writers who seems to capture moments that we all understand and have experienced and uses them to take us into situations that we could never understand or experience.
This is one of the few books that has actually made me cry. The three main characters (all children) are sensitvely written, and the language is so beautiful that you want to wash it around your mouth like a good wine.
Please read this book, it is wonderful, especially as an introduction to Peter Hoeg's writing. I cannot recommend this book more highly.