Journey to the End of the World by Henning Mankell

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The book is told from the third person. The writing style is rather vague. I liked this because it left a lot of the thinking to me. Not overly descriptive, like so many books. This being said, I developed a very vivid image of all the characters in my mind.
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Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams. . . ?
 

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Bestselling author Henning Mankell has received numerous awards, including the Crime Writers' Association's Macallan Gold Dagger and the German Tolerance Prize. His Kurt Wallander mysteries are global bestsellers and have been adapted into the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series Wallander, starring Kenneth Branagh. He divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique. Ebba Segerberg has translated One Step Behind, Firewall, and Before the Frost by Henning Mankell (all available from The New Press) and Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Published March 1, 2011 by Andersen Digital. 210 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Ned Kelly on Mar 18 2011

The book is told from the third person. The writing style is rather vague. I liked this because it left a lot of the thinking to me. Not overly descriptive, like so many books. This being said, I developed a very vivid image of all the characters in my mind.

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