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Tschick ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Tschick By Wolfgang Herrndorf ➯ – Zwei Jungs Ein geknackter Lada Eine Reise voller Umwege durch ein unbekanntes DeutschlandMutter in der Entzugsklinik Vater mit Assistentin auf Geschäftsreise Maik Klingenberg wird die großen Ferien Zwei Jungs Ein geknackter Lada Eine Reise voller Umwege durch ein unbekanntes DeutschlandMutter in der Entzugsklinik Vater mit Assistentin auf Geschäftsreise Maik Klingenberg wird die großen Ferien allein am Pool der elterlichen Villa verbringen Doch dann kreuzt Tschick auf Tschick eigentlich Andrej Tschichatschow kommt aus einem der Asi Hochhäuser in Hellersdorf hat es von der Förderschule irgendwie bis aufs Gymnasium geschafft und wirkt doch nicht gerade wie das Musterbeispiel der Integration Außerdem hat er einen geklauten Wagen zur Hand Und damit beginnt eine unvergessliche Reise ohne Karte und Kompass durch die sommer 
glühende deutsche Provinz.

10 thoughts on “Tschick

  1. Amalia Gavea Amalia Gavea says:

    ‘’Ever since I was a little boy my father had told me that the world was a bad place The world is bad and people are bad Don’t trust anyone don’t talk to strangers all of that My parents drilled that into me When you watched the local news people were bad When you saw primetime investigative shows people were bad And maybe it was true maybe ninety nine percent of people were bad’’ The story starts in the police station with a frightened boy a battered leg and uite a lot of dizziness Just a few days earlier two boys wanted to go to the most important party of the year An unlikely duo they were Mike a boy from a well to do family residing in the Berlin suburbs His mother is an alcoholic His father is a scum Andrej the new student who becomes a target because of his Russian heritage and his silence However the uestion is one Why did they take the car?Because of teenage love that knows no boundaries and is afraid of nothing Because our partners in crime had to deliver a precious gift to a very special girl And then they needed to enjoy the taste of freedom the carefree summer in the messy world their families have created During their eventful road trip they meet a family that adores trivia and Harry Potter an old man who reminisces on love and war a strange girl who lives alone in the middle of nowhere They roam on streets that still bear the signs of the discrimination between the ‘’West’’ and the ‘’East’’ between the Germans and the foreigners between the world of the adults and the universe of the childrenWolfgang Herrndorf writes a remarkable journey of two teenage boys who need to overcome obstacles that were created by others They take the car to see whether anything worthy exists beyond the harsh environment of teachers who seem to have been educated in the Nazi Youth during Hitler’s era of classmates who have started formulating an excellent textbook on how to become a fully functioning skinhead of families that are criminally absent or criminally present And still through incidents that are funny and sad and messy through moments that are heart pounding fast or the epitome of summer serenity Herrendorf gives us two boys that are clever and kind and able to find their way Even in an old stolen Lada Rich in beautiful descriptions of the lazy suburbs written in dialogue and prose that are both hilarious and sharp Why We Took the Car is one successful example of European YA Literature In fact this is exactly how YA SHOULD beIn the end this is not a journey about discovering yourself but about discovering the true nature of the ones around you and whether you can trust them or not Most of the times the answer is not simple ‘’And just imagine The bugs go to the bug movies They make movies on their planet and they’re sitting in some bug cinema watching a movie set on Earth it’s about two kids who steal a car’’ My reviews can also be found on

  2. jv poore jv poore says:

    Outwardly I tout “girl power” I tell my nieces and other young ladies that girls can do anything that boys can do There is euality In truth though I’ve always been a bit jealous of boys Growing up it seemed that boys just had it easier specifically in their friendships Guys appear to be so comfortable with one and other in a very real way Buddies may disagree argue and even throw down; but at the end of the day the rapport is still strong I don’t know how realistic my vision of “boys being boys” really is but Why We Took the Car gives me hope that I was spot on An unlikely friendship a stolen jalopy and an impromptu road trip made for an exciting tale At a blush Mike Tschick could not be different Tschick poor with no discernible adult supervision whose young life has been filled with alcohol and petty crime appears to enjoy being alone Mike on the opposite end of the spectrum outwardly has it all An outsider peering in would see a rich kid with both parents tucked cozily beneath one very fancy roof Looks are often deceivingMike was than surprised when bad boy Tschick tries to befriend him largely because Mike sports a really cool thrift store jacket styling a white dragon across the chest Feigning disinterest does not deter Tschick; he is relentless Without understanding exactly why Mike stops ignoring him and a tentative foundation for solidarity begins to take shape Before he can fully comprehend and digest the potential repercussions; Mike amazes himself by agreeing to a “vacation” with his new pal Prepared with only a vague plan a stolen car and a few bucks; the young criminals begin their adventureTheir road trip is packed with colourful characters mini adventures and a gradual growth of genuine fondness between the boys While the encounters are exciting intriguing and fun; they weren’t my absolute favourite part of the story Rather the subtle message that sometimes the people you choose to love are important than the ones you are expected to love; resonated with me Almost as importantly my ideal “boy friendship” was cemented as the implausible companions slowly reveal secrets truths of challenging lives Their new bond never breaks it only grows strongerThis distinctive book was an enjoyable read on a couple of levels The writing is powerful; when I first started this book I found myself reading very uickly because I felt like Mike was talking very fast It is always delightfully surprising when a book sets my reading pace A fabulous plot complete with uniue characters and raw emotion make this a book that I will highly recommend and in fact I’m sure it will be one that I read again

  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    Two windmill fighters set out to find Don uixote's idealistic spirit and underneath a heap of outlandishly real crap they find itWell not uite But almost Maik has been taught by his parents that 99% of humanity is bad And considering his mum is an alcoholic who needs to leave her 14 year old son for a detox clinic over summer and that his dad is a bankrupt business man who uses the occasion to leave as well with his young assistant they have a point His teachers have been saying the same as have the news and everyone else around himWhen Maik is not invited to his secret crush's summer party and finds himself in the company of Tschick his Russian classmate with a dubious family situation and a stolen car he certainly has no reason to doubt that his parents and teachers are right The world seems 100% bad at that momentAnd off they go on a week long road trip They meet the strangest people and have the weirdest adventures ending up injured and caught by the police And yet on that road trip Maik notices they only meet people of the 1% good kind If that is not a hopeful message to the world what could possibly be better?A wonderful wonderful youth story that deservedly has the reputation of a true all age or crossover novel Recommended to those who like Holden Caulfield and Don uixote and to those who still believe that windmills can turn into beautiful dragons if you just see them in the right way Dragon riders

  4. Jordi Jordi says:

    A road trip tale that's high on crazy testosterone and juvenile delinuency and low on passing judgement The prose is sometimes stilted possibly a flaw in translation and the pacing is sometimes slow but the climax is beautiful and I'm always going to champion for celebrations of oddityGive a copy to a teenager and then hide your car keys well

  5. Alex Alex says:

    I dont really know if 4 or 5 stars the story was great the narrative also But the end somehow dissapointed mei wanted something powerful butanyhow i am now to Kasabian concert i liked it big recommendation Jack Kerouc for 14 year olds Carpe diem

  6. Harper Harper says:

    i looked up at the stars extending out into incomprehensible infinity and was somehow frightened I read a lot of books especially teen fiction if there's roadtrip novel out there I will find it and I will read it but no novel has wrapped itself around my heart just as much as 'Why We Took The Car' has I'll admit it's half past nine at night and I started reading a mere few hours ago and I've been a sobbing mess for about twenty minutes now To be honest I don't know how exactly to review this All I know is this is one that I'll be thinking of for years to come This is by far the best book I have ever read Herrndorf pulls off the homosexual subtext really well and honestly it makes the novel what it is Though I'm almost three years older than Mike it's not hard to relate to him and find a part of your fourteen year old self in a character like himI highly recommend this to anyone who loves roadtrips angsty teenagers stolen cars and loads of trouble Actually everyone should read this Find yourself a copy and read the hell out of it right now it'll be one of the best if not the best things you'll ever do

  7. Larou Larou says:

    Until not all that long ago there were basically only two kinds of German language fiction being published – prettty much every released book fell either into the category of very cerebral highly modernistic literary fiction or that of trashy iredeemably bad pulp with all the huge middle ground between the two extremes being covered by translated books mostly and rather unsurprisingly from the United States This has somewhat changed over recent years and these days you can find German genre authors who write for readers with than the minimum intelligence reuired to decipher a text and litfic authors to whom the concept of reading for enjoyment is not utterly alien And sometimes you get a novel like Tschick which would have been impossible thirty years ago that is undoubtedly literary fiction but also is insanely fun to read enjoyable on all kinds of levels whether it’s analysis of structure and imagery or or whether it’s being swept away by a ripping good yarnThe main reason for Tschick’s success artistically as well as commercially – the novel was a bestseller in Germany lies I think in its narrative voice that of fourteen year old Maik who relates events from a first person view Maik is your average awkward teenager thinks of himself as boring and is in love with a girl from his class who barely knows that he exists But then a new guy is introduced Tschick the son of Russian immigrants and very much a social outsider Rather without intending to Maik slides into a friendship with Tschick who one day stands at his door with a stolen car and before Maik uite knows what is happening the two of them are on their towards Wallachia where supposedly Tschick’s grandfather livesWhat then follows is a riff on simultaneously road movie Bildungsroman and uest romance a wild and hugely entertaining ride through Eastern Germany in the course of which encounter all sorts of bizarre characters while discovering both themselves and each other It is a very hard thing to do but Wolfgang Herrndorf manages to exactly hit the note of a fourteen year old’s voice giving his narrator just enough jargon and attitude to make him sound his age but never so much as to make it come across as obtrusive and unconvincing The novel is funny without being forced touching without being sentimental and while the story unfolds in what is uite recognisably present day Germany it is never simply realistic at least not in the sense of depicting things “just as they are” as realism is still most commonly understood The narrative often has a dreamlike feel about it sometimes peaking into the outright surreal but it is always somewhat larger than life as if common reality was not uite sufficient to hold Maik Tschick and the people they encounter on their tripAnd while Wolfgang Herrndorf does not gloss over the bleakness of the East German Maik and Tschick travers in their stolen car and does not serve the reader a facile happy ending when all is said done Tschick is not only a very funy and highly entertaining novel but also a rather hopeful one; summarised neatly by the narrator at the end when he reflects that he has always been told how people are bad and even though this might be true of 99% of everyone he and Tschick on their journey enountered almost exclusively the one percent that was not bad There is some melancholy in this but also no small amount of optimism and I’d wager most readers will close this novel with a smile on their face and think back on it fondly

  8. Siina Siina says:

    This was so great a book I especially liked the Finnish translation though it had some odd moments but overall wonderful Herrndorf writes his main characters so unbelievably real sarcastically funny and believable as preteens In a way I saw myself in Maik at that age and I had many hilarious moments with the book because of itI wanted to give the book five stars but to that I would've wanted to know about Tschick I think Herrndorf pulled the gay part well but I just wish he would've told about it same goes with Tschick as a person too I do understand that we see things through Maik and if he doesn't know we don't either For me it was hard to understand Tschick as he seems to be an auxiliary in the story where he's supposed to be the other main character The ending was great except for the fact that Herrndorf ditched Tschick too conveniently I wanted a conclusion of some sort for Maik and Tschick I wanted them to have a grand finale friendship wise I'm sad I didn't get itEither way Herrndorf is a talented writer and the text flow is amazing Hardly ever have I read so great a book for young adults I want to read Mr Herrndorf

  9. Lynn Lynn says:

    Really enjoyed this German coming of age story it's well written and Mike the 14 year old narrator is a really nice guy and totally enjoyable to listen too I've read a number of these kinds of books as part of my job and usually enjoy the young persons story about their life insufferable parentsschoolteachersfriends etc but they are have all been from NZ Australia England or the USA so nice to get an idea of life for European teens Not a lot different from others but enough interesting things happen that just make it a little bit different too It's a great yarn about a road trip that goes wrong in many ways but becomes a life changing adventure that hurtles Mike hilariously along the road to becoming a grown up I think teens will really enjoy it will find out when I start asking them to try it

  10. Vishy Vishy says:

    I was looking for a contemporary German book to read and I was thinking about it when I discovered Wolfgang Herrndorf's 'Tschick' I got it and read the first page and then I couldn't stop reading The story told in 'Tschick' goes like this Mike Klingenberg is fourteen years old and he is the narrator of the story At the beginning of the story we find Mike in the hospital There seem to be police with him too We wonder why Mike tells us what happened Mike is a loner at school and doesn't have many or rather any friends The girl he likes Tatiana doesn't know that he exists Mike is good at some things – he is an ace high jumper and a wonderful artist – but his talent is not noticed A new boy called Tschick arrives in school one day He seems to have a complex background and so everyone including Mike ignores him At some point something brings these two together and somehow they embark on a long road trip in an old stolen or shall we say 'borrowed' car What happens after that – the amazing adventures they have and the fascinating people they meet and how Mike ends up in the hospital and what happens after that – is narrated in the rest of the story I loved 'Tschick' Mike is a wonderful narrator with an original charming voice a cool style a wonderful sense of humour and speaks his mind and doesn't mince words The pages flew because I loved the narrator's voice He made me remember all the great teenage young narrators that I have encountered in some of my favourite novels like 'Treasure Island' 'Kidnapped' 'To Kill a Mockingbird' 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' 'Unhooking the Moon' 'The Pull of Gravity' 'The Fault in Our Stars' Tschick after whom the novel is named is a fascinating character and is one of the two main characters alongwith Mike Tschick is uiet but once we get to know him we discover that he is cool wise is filled with surprises and there is to him than meets the eye The Mike–Tschick friendship is one of the most charming friendships that I have encountered in any story The book is very engaging and fast paced and there is no word wasted The ending is beautiful but I can't tell you what happened – you have to read the book yourself and find out I loved 'Tschick' so much that I wanted to read books by Wolfgang Herrndorf When I went and did some research I discovered that this was his first book which he published when he was forty five and it was a runaway bestseller But tragically he was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain tumour by that time and he wrote just one book called 'Sand' soon after that and died three years later He just had a three year literary career He burned bright like a comet lighted up millions of readers' hearts and was gone before they could blink It was heartbreaking to read Why do good people always die young? A small observation on the title The German title of the book is 'Tschick' The title of the English translation is 'Why We Took the Car' I hate this modern British practice of changing the title of translated works and trying to summarize the book through the title So I am sticking to the German title here I like it 'Tschick' is one of my favourite books of the year I am glad it was a bestseller and got many accolades – it deserved every bit of that I can't wait to read Wolfgang Herrndorf's 'Sand' now I'll leave you with some of my favourite passages from the bookIt took two hours to reach the very top but it was worth it The view looked like a really great postcard There was a giant wooden cross at the highest point and below that a little cabin The entire cabin was covered with carvings We sat down there and read some of the letters and numbers cut into the wood CKH 42361 SONNY ’86 HARTMANN 1923 The oldest one we could find was ANSELM WAIL 1903 Old letters cut into old dark wood And then the view and the warm summer air and the scent of hay wafting up from the valleys below Tschick pulled out a pocketknife and started carving As we talked and basked in the sun and watched Tschick carve I kept thinking about the fact that in a hundred years we’d all be dead Like Anselm Wail was dead His family was all dead too His parents were dead his children were dead everyone who ever knew him was dead And if he ever made anything or built anything or left anything behind it was probably dead as well — destroyed blown away by two world wars — and the only thing left of Anselm Wail was his name carved in a piece of wood Why had he carved it there? Maybe he’d been on a road trip like us Maybe he’d stolen a car or a carriage or a horse or whatever they had back then and rode around having fun But whatever it was it would never again be of interest to anyone because there was nothing left of his fun of his life of anything The only people who would ever know anything at all about Anselm Wail were the people who climbed this mountain And the same thing would be true of usI want to talk to my lawyer That’s the sentence I probably need to say It’s the right sentence in the right situation as everybody knows from watching TV And it’s easy to say I want to talk to my lawyer But they’d probably die laughing Here’s the problem I have no idea what this sentence means If I say I want to talk to my lawyer and they ask me “Who do you want to talk to? Your lawyer?” what am I supposed to answer? I’ve never seen a lawyer in my life and I don’t even know what I need one for I don’t know if there’s a difference between a lawyer and an attorney Or an attorney general I guess they’re like judges except on my side I guess they know a lot about the law than I do But I guess pretty much everyone in the room knows about the law than I do First and foremost the policemen And I could ask themIt’s a little like those mafia movies when there’s a long silence before one gangster answers another and they just stare at each other “Hey” A minute of silence “Look me in the eyes” Five minutes of silence In regular life that would be stupid But when you’re in the mafia it’s notHave you read 'Tschick'? What do you think about it?

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