It’s Fine by Me by Per Petterson
Reviewed by Mish @ fudgereads
Audun is an 18year old boy and at his last year of school. He drifts though life not really knowing where it’s headed, and think that everything is fine. Audun is sensitive boy, and a little reserved, in that he likes to keep his childhood secret to himself. But every so often Audun has these unexpected outbursts of anger, and you’re baffled by what has triggered it off. It’s obvious that not everything is fine, but you do slowly come to understand what is troubling him as he gives you brief glimpses into his childhood memory, which is pretty brutal and freighting.It is great story and really emotional at times, when the author is writing about his past. I especially liked when Audun was staying with Leif and his family, and how overcome he was by their generosity and compassion. They were all new feelings for him, and I was deeply moved at these moments. I expected the author move along these lines and give us more of the past then the present. When he did, it felt like he got into the heart and soul of the characters and I was so engrossed.
All in all, I enjoyed it. I thought it was a pleasant read.