Pitbull-Terje Turns EvilEriksen, Endre Lund: Pitbull-Terje blir ond The third book about Pitbull-Terje and Jim.
Everything has changed now that Jim is in the seventh grade. He was never really Kari’s boyfriend, but now they hardly even talk. To make matters worse, Jim is worried about Terje, who has begun disappearing at recess to hang out in the “smokers’ corner”. Terje starts missing class, and when Jim sees him outside the kiosk with troublemaker Ben-Ronny and his gang, Jim becomes increasingly worried that Terje is straying from the straight and narrow; maybe he’ll never return?
"Dark, complex and funny"
”Pitbull-Terje turns evil – luckily! … I can, with sincere joy, report that in this book he is on his way off the straight path at full speed, with a new buddy whose name is, of course, Ben-Ronny …The book has enthusiasm, humour and intelligent observations, and the conflicts are set in a way that all you can do is lean back and wait for Endre Lund Eriksen to write book number four.”
(NRK Troms og Finnmark)
”Endre Lund Eriksen has the ability to hit off people and situations exactly. He is not afraid to write about real issues, and as a result he really hits his readers. He is neither correct nor educational, but manages to show that there is hope and humour in a chaotic and problematic world … The end of the book made me drop my jaw… I am definitely going to have to read the next one!”
“The third book about Pitbull-Terje and Jim is a successful transition from the sphere of children’s books into dealing with heavier issues like “drugs and other youth problems”, without being overly cooool or moralising … It really works … this reviewer is looking forward to reading more anyway. Because there will be a fourth book, right?”
First published: 2007, Aschehoug Children and Young Adults
Endre Lund Eriksen: Biography and bibliography