Crazy Diamond

Crazy Diamond

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Overview

Crazy Diamond by David Chotjewitz

"I don't wanna be famous
I don't wanna be who you are
I don't wanna be a trademark
I don't wanna be a wannabe superstar

I wanna be infamous,
Incapable,
unfaceable,
untraceable..."

That's Mira M. And this is the story of her unforgettable life — as a kid alone in a junkyard tire swing, to her escape from Croatia at age nine in a Marshall amp road case in the rear of her uncle Lou's van. A musician, he hands her the key to her future: a guitar.

When she's fourteen, Mira meets Melody, Rosa, and Jackson, three teens who stow away from Ghana in a ship-ping container and end up — to their surprise — in Hamburg, Germany. What stories they have! And what a story the four of them, plus Kralle (a little older and wiser) and Zucka (the record producer's son), share on the way to the fame that all of them covet — except Mira, even after the MTV Awards show in Barcelona. Her song lyrics tell her truth.

But are they her lyrics? Her music? She swears so. But who listens, now that she's eighteen — and dead?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416911760
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication date: 04/08/2008
Edition description: Translation
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

David Chotjewitz is a teacher and playwright. He lives with his daughter in Hamburg, Germany, where, in 2000, this book was published to acclaim.

Doris Orgel's own novel of the Nazi period, The Devil in Vienne, is considered a classic. She has translated many books from German, including a recent volume of the Grimm fairy tales. She lives in New York City.

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