Drifts along quite nicely, ending up nowhere particularly,
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This drifts along page after page, the characters get a bit older and learn a few trite life-lessons along the way, and the only thing that makes it distinctive is the Norwegian setting.... But that barely seems worth commenting upon either because the Norway that's depicted seems like just about everywhere else. The influence of US and English culture is very strong. Maybe that was the point of the novel?
This is perfectly readable and it certainly has some entertaining moments but if you had a checklist of all the things you'd expect to see in a novel set in this era, then wrote a novel linking them all in somehow, I think this is what you'd end up with. I found it quite mediocre and could not work out why the translation uses lots of anachronistic English slang words which is very jarring. Maybe that's the real problem: an unsympathetic translation.