Wallflower (Paperback)

A Novel

By Holly-Jane Rahlens

Berlinica Publishing LLC, 9781935902706, 146pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

List Price: 12.95*
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Two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 16-year-old New Yorker Molly Lenzfeld, the daughter of a German-Jewish mother who fled the Nazis in 1938, is off to her mother’s birth house in East Berlin. On the subway trip, wallflower Molly meets 19-year-old East German wildflower Mick Maier. It’s love at first sight and a journey into an unknown land, into the labyrinth of Berlin’s underground world, a fertile terrain where they discover each other, the absurdities of the divided city, and the wonder of love.

About the Author

Holly-Jane Rahlens is the creator of a highly praised one-woman show and has worked in radio, television, and film. Her first novel for teens, Prince William, Maximilian Minsky and Me, was awarded The German Children s Literature Award for the best young adult novel published in Germany. She lives in Berlin."

Praise For Wallflower: A Novel

”A slew of comic scenes embellished with a great love for detail.”  —Spiegel Online

”Powerful and touching.”  —Berliner Zeitung

“An absolute riot!”  —Aviva-Berlin

"Truly hilarious!”  —FAZ

“The history lesson is subtle — and that’s exactly how it should be . . . A definite classroom read!”  —Jugendbuchtipps.de

”Can’t wait to see Wallflower up on the silver screen.“  —Der Tagesspiegel

”A wonderful journey into the past.”  —Deutsche Presse Agentur