- Modern Georgian Prose, Books for teenagers
“Erasers” is a second book of a children’s author Tamar Gegeshidze. The book is equally interesting for adolescents, as well as for their parents and teachers.
Thirteen years old Ana’s life is charged with intense emotions – joy and worries, mistakes that she cannot always correct and relationships that help her learn and discover more about herself. Therefore the book roses many questions that adolescents pose themselves every day: Why do I behave this way and not differently? Who is my friend? How come that the members of the same family are so different with their personalities? Do I genuinely like what I think I like?
What do the adolescents want? Answering this question is hard, especially because the adolescents themselves do not often understand what they want however one thing they know for sure – they want to be respected for their opinions, they want to be listened to and heard, they want empathy, and they simply want to be accepted for who they are. This book is exactly about this and after reading it parents and children, teachers and pupils will hopefully be able to understand each other a little better.
The book was the national bestseller in 2020.