Françoise Sagan (1935-2004) was only eighteen when her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, was published. Her other novels include Incidental Music, A Certain Smile, and The Painted Lady.
this book offered a teenager's view into a world of conceit and deceit and manipulation which as a teen i found deep and exciting and somehow attractive. Read morePublished 4 months ago by will crow
The narrator of this novel is a 17-year-old girl named Cecile who lives with her widowed father Raymond and a succession of the father's younger mistresses. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steven Davis
So, the first thing that needs to be said is...Francoise Sagan wrote this when she was only 18!!!
That, in and of itself, is quite the achievement and I was even more... Read more
Airy, wispy and light: one could easily skim these pages, but if you look closely into the sentences, you quickly discover a world of its own. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Niklas Pivic
A seventeen year old girl and her father are stumbling through life after the death of her mother, his wife. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James W. Fonseca
My intro to Existentialism began with Bonjour Tristesse. It is a great read, portrays a certain societal stratum's ennui, dissoluteness,
and the relative ease with which they... Read more
This is a ridiculously beautiful book! Every sentence is like a work of Monet or Degas. Just look at this little excerpt:
"I saw an exquisite pink and blue shell on the... Read more
This novella is nice and short. It is very beautifully written. You might not like the narrator but she knows what she's about. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by Vanessa Wu
You know how when you read a short book and you think "why am I so lazy in writing my novel? I could do this." THis is that kind of book. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by Ricky Pooski