“Some say that teenagers do not know anything about life. Therefore, in the rare cases where I know anything, I make a point of not telling anyone. There are certain dangers in sharing deep thoughts when you have an acne colony on your forehead – it is not by chance that I am speaking to you on an anonymous basis.”
Things that happen, the first book by Inês Barata Raposo, and also the first title in Bruaá Editora’s juvenile collection, is a story about friendship and the end of friendship in adolescence. A work that the jury of the Branquinho da Fonseca Award honored for its narrative dexterity, language plasticity and an unusual ability to use irony and an in-depth sense of humor to allude to some of the central themes of a teenager’s life.