Fjord Blue

  • Title: Fjord Blue
  • Author: Nina Rossing
  • ISBN: 9781634763875
  • Page: 419
  • Format: ebook
  • Fjord Blue Seventeen year old Benjamin is shipped off to work on his grandparents remote farm in the fjords of Western Norway for the summer It s not like he didn t deserve it After all he crashed his dad s vin
    Seventeen year old Benjamin is shipped off to work on his grandparents remote farm in the fjords of Western Norway for the summer It s not like he didn t deserve it After all, he crashed his dad s vintage Bonneville in a car chase duel on a Miami freeway Ben is mad at the world and not ready to reveal the reason for his bad behavior the past year, when he partied and gSeventeen year old Benjamin is shipped off to work on his grandparents remote farm in the fjords of Western Norway for the summer It s not like he didn t deserve it After all, he crashed his dad s vintage Bonneville in a car chase duel on a Miami freeway Ben is mad at the world and not ready to reveal the reason for his bad behavior the past year, when he partied and got into fights to forget his attraction to his best friend s hot cousin Dino.Norway is cold and rainy, the farm is desolate and resists modernization, and the grandparents are quiet and religious On to the scene waltzes Even, the eighteen year old farmhand, who counters Ben s restlessness and complaints with friendship, fresh perspectives, and problems of his own.With the mounting expectations of Ben taking over the farm one day, getting closer to Even becomes Ben s only reason to stay put As the friendship deepens, the two boys learn that secrets can turn into both beautiful and ugly truths, and that support can be found in unexpected places.

    • Fjord Blue By Nina Rossing
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      Published :2019-05-08T23:55:03+00:00

    About Nina Rossing


    1. Nina Rossing lives in Norway, where the winters are long and the summers short Despite the brilliant nature surrounding her, she spends time in front of her computer, or with a book in her hands, than in the great outdoors though you may find her out on her mountain bike if the weather is good She works as a high school teacher, which in her opinion is probably the best job in the world Nina is an avid and eclectic reader whose bookshelves are bursting and so is her e reader After thinking about writing for many years, she now finds time to live out her dream after her kids are in bed She prefers creating young adult stories where obstacles are overcome and endings are hopeful.


    846 Comments


    1. And the meaning of life is…What? Did you actually think I’d tell you? Ha!I’ll tell you a secret instead. When I requested this book I immediately regretted it. I was not able to forcefully start it ever since, above all when shinning beautiful novels kept drawing my attention here and there. I feel bad. Now. Because it ended. And it shouldn’t have. It should have gone on and on and on. But it didn’t. When I was at 20% of the book I thought there was still a 80% to be read. When I was a [...]

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    2. Si valoro el libro en sí, quizás serían 4, si valoro lo que a mi me ha gustado, 2, así que le pongo 3.Me encanta el YA y el blurb prometía mucho. Sin embargo, no he conseguido conectar con la historia. Ben es un personaje difícil de gustar, fundamentalmente al principio, pero no ha sido ese mi problema, mi vida ha girado en torno a adolescentes y es fácil para mi empatizar con él. Tampoco el plot, me ha gustado la historia. Simplemente, la forma de contarnos todo la autora no me ha gusta [...]

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    3. The fjord, the skies, the boxers, the towel, the car, the eyes. Blue, everything shades of blue.Loved it. A wonderful story. I had such a big smile of my face reading the last few chapters, as everything comes together perfectly.For the beginning third I did have my reservations about Ben--he's arrogant and full of himself-- but he grows, and it filled my heart to read it.When his mother looked at me, I saw she didn’t know the real me—the boy who slept with her son and held him tight every n [...]

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    4. Quizás un 3,5, pero es que no he conseguido que la historia me termine de llegar.

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    5. I wrote this book, so I won't rate it, but I'd appreciate it if you read it :)

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    6. 3.5 starsThis is a YA romance/coming of age story. There were a couple of things I loved here. I loved that Ben (from whose perspective the story is told) had a very unique background -- he's an American boy from Miami, but he's half Cuban and half Norwegian. I also really enjoyed the setting -- most of the story took place in the Norweigian countryside which I found very interesting and different in the m/m genre.When the story starts, Ben has just crashed his dad's car while street racing. His [...]

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    7. Captivating It took me several months to read this book after I purchased it. I had so many others in my queue. When Fjord Blue made it to the top of the stack I knew it would be something special. I read the story in two sittings. I was just blown away with how well crafted the story of Ben blossoming. Ben and Evenah. YEAH! 5.0 for finding love.

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    8. Hurray for the anti-hero. I haven't read a book in a long time where I was meant to dislike the protagonist from the beginning--I must say it was refreshing. The novel also takes place in my mother's ancestral land of Norway. It was a pleasure to read about Benjamin's transformation through his feelings for Even and his conflicts working on the farm.

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    9. 3.5 stars. Things I Liked:- The setting. I mean, how many YA books are set in Norway?! - Chill farming grandparents.- Even. He's pretty adorable. - A trilingual Latino protagonist.- Supportive friendships.Things I Wasn't So Keen On:- Ben, particularly in the early stages of the book. Like, DUDE. I know you're a teenage boy. But PLEASE stop being such a teenage boy. And stop having sex with girls you're not interested in as a way of processing your realisation that you're gay. They don't deserve [...]

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    10. yayyyy it arrived :D thanks bookdepositoryyway im way in over my head with books to read right now but YOLO

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    11. 3.5 rounded up for the pleasantly frequent use of Norwegian and Spanish in both narrative and dialogue (and the Spanish, with the exception of a minor thing here and there, was quite correct!)If the expression "coming of age" had a spot in the dictionary, the cover of this book would have its pretty picture next to the definition. The protagonist of the story, Benjamin- Cuban/American/Norwegian- lives such a charmed, privileged life that he constantly engages in activities (some he enjoys, some [...]

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    12. This review can also be found at fortheloveofbooksreviewssBenjamin arrives in Norway after crashing his father's car, expected to work on his grandparents' farm for the summer. After acting out because he has discovered that he is gay, he spends his days getting up early and working with the other employees on the farm, including Even. Benjamin soon develops feelings for Even, feelings that only become more distracting when they move into the same bedroom. What starts as a friendship might turn [...]

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    13. For the most part I had fun reading Benjamin’s story, especially his slowly growing friendship with the local Even was lovely to witness. The book opens with Benjamin on his way to Norway, upset and annoyed about the prospect of spending ten weeks of his summer working on his grandparents farm. I got the impression he was glad in a way to postpone all legal affairs, community service and such which followed his car accident. Illegally speed racing on the streets of Miami wasn't smartest thing. [...]

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    14. I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.Admittedly, Fjord Blue is somewhat slow compared to your average YA (though faster than Supermassive), but this pacing works just fine for me, and so do the writing style and the humour. The narrator's voice feels authentic, sincere. Ben is sometimes not a likeable character and he knows it — he is an irrational and impulsive teenager, after all. A closeted gay teen, in fact, sent to a farm in el culo del mundo to straighten himself out becau [...]

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    15. I got through this entire story, and it wasn't easy. I really did not like it very much.The main character of this story is unnecessarily rebellious, obnoxious, sexist, and just an overall asshole for literally no reason. His parents are great. It's really just him being a dick unnecessarily. I just hated him the entire book.About half way through the book I realized there was no level of change that he could do that would make up for his behavior or just the way he thought. Some reason I kept r [...]

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    16. I received an eARC via NetGalley and made no guarantee of a favorable review. The opinions expressed here are unbiased and my own.I've never read anything written by this author so I picked this book based on the description. I'm happy that I was able to read it as I found it to be a beautifully written story.Benjamin is sent to Norway to work on his grandparents’ farm after some reckless behavior gets him into trouble. He's a young man dealing with his sexuality as no one knows that he is gay [...]

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    17. This was a great slow burner. I was so glad I googled "trolltunga" to see how beautiful and breathtaking it really is. I would NEVER in a million years be able to journey out to the edge of trolltunga !!! A great YA novel.

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    18. Awesome book. I hope there will be a sequel!

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    19. I want to love this because queer and YA-ish and Norway, but mostly I low-key like it. (Which is fine. I'm just happy to have gotten my grubby paws on a copy.)I'm not sure what genre this best fits in—I went into it thinking it would be YA, but some of the content is more romance-y (which would make this, what, NA? I don't really understand the NA category, which might be part of my problem here). For whatever reason I have an easier time with it as a romance than as a YA story, but I can't ev [...]

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    20. Comment on the cover:I was browsing Netgalley and this cover caught my eye. I was intrigued with the spectacular background and the campfire as the subject - and more with the title. The fonts complemented and worked well with the background. Nothing too extravagant but soothing - my kind of cover.Book discussion:Rossing perfectly captured how teenagers react to the world around them, and how can they be in-denial, especially to their sexual preferences. The wordings and conversations flow out n [...]

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    21. I have trouble with YA books because I don't like to read about really young people all that much. Sometimes I'm taken by surprise and I really enjoy the characters but this book is exactly why I don't like a lot of YA characters. Ben was immature to a level that astounded me. He was also rebellious and selfish. I never really understood his reasons for being so rebellious. Once he figured out he was gay he seemed to accept it pretty easily. He had loving parents and good friends. He really just [...]

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    22. This is an ARC review, copy provided by the author through the YA LGBT Books Group.I was initially gonna rate this at 3-stars because of a nit-picky issue I had in the early chapters, but the resolution was a refreshing blast of realism in a genre overstuffed with HEA and HFN endings. The first four or five chapters had me cringing as the narrator bounced between tenses. Stylistically, it works for this story. The narrator is a confused and tormented teen trying to find his voice, trying to desp [...]

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    23. What a fantastic book! I am so jealous of the young adult books that today’s teens have access to. Gone are the preachy, condescending books of my own youth and in their place are stories by writers like Nina Rossing. Here, her protagonist isn’t terribly likeable, the adults in his life are flawed but human and this is more a story of the challenges of growing up than a morality tale of any sort. While it took me a good while to love Ben, I loved the story of the Cuban American/Norwegian boy [...]

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    24. Loved this book.Starting slow and gradually building, this is a great story of two lads, Ben and Even, finding themselves over the course of a summer spent on a farm in the Norwegian fjords. The story is well written and the meandering pace suits their growing relationship, its a winner all round.I really didn't want this one to end, and would love to read more about their romance.I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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    25. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I really tried to get into this book, and I may come back to it when I have more time, but it just seemed to be a lot of complaining by the main character Ben. Nina Rossing does write beautifully but I think it needs to move faster to pull you in.

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    26. Good book. It's one of those reads where you KNOW something in particular is going to happen, but it takes a bit to get there. Hang in there though; it's worth reading! Plus, it takes place mostly in Norway and I love non-U.S. based books!

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    27. I love this book! The descriptions are incredible, I feel like I am right there and that I know these people :-D

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    28. i did not expect to like this as much as i did but dang i was so sad when it ended it seems to be a one part story but i am really wishing for a sequel

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    29. the sexism (urgh) and internalised homophobia but thankfully he is called out on that

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    30. This books has one of the slowest starts I've ever read, despite beginning with a car crash due to racing. I almost DNFed several times, since it wasn't bad but just wasn't really holding my interest. Then at 80%, BAM! The whole book hit me directly in the emotions and jumped from a 2 star read to a 4 star book. Very enjoyable after allbut I won't be reading any more of her books without having a LOT of extra time on my hands!

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