IBBY Turkey Young Adult Novel of The Year 2014

In this new book of the special collection “Bridge Books”, author and journalist Karin Karakaşlı tells about the lives of four young people who are trapped by both the exam anxieties and natural ups and downs of being teenagers. Her clean and genuine way of storytelling gives life to these four young people coming from different social and cultural backgrounds. This unforgettable story of four young people, who try to understand and support each other despite all their differences, is a great reading experience for teenagers, families and teachers.


In the midst of a teenage emotional conflict, four young pupil’s ways cross at the home office of two young teachers. The teachers take on four “special” pupils each year to prepare for the university entrance exams and while going over various class subjects, they also search answers for their questions about life. All coming from different cultural backgrounds, the youngsters try to find their way into adult life…

Karin Karakaşlı

She was born in İstanbul. She graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, followed by a master’s degree from Yeditepe University in the field of Comparative Literature. Her first story book for adults was published in 1999. She received Yaşar Nabi Nayır Award in 1998. Her books for children and young adults are being published by Günışığı Kitaplığı. Her award winner young adult’s novel When the Moon Meets the Sea (Ay Denizle Buluşunca, 2008) followed by a picture book named The Night Sun (Gece Güneşi, ill. Şirin Dağtekin Yenen, 2011) which tells about imagination of a sister devamı için tıklayınız

Other Books

4th edition

Uçan Kız Volante

Volante The Flying Girl
Karin Karakaşlı
3rd edition


Residents of the Old Mansion
Karin Karakaşlı
11th edition

Ay Denizle Buluşunca

When The Moon Meets The Sea
Karin Karakaşlı
16th edition

Gece Güneşi

The Night Sun
Karin Karakaşlı