Our Own Little Paradise

from Our Own Little Paradise

Could summer in your neighborhood turn out to be better than an exotic holiday overseas? Ina and her new neighbor Vilmer are about to find out…


Ina has no plans for the summer. Suddenly, she finds herself lying in front of the entire class, telling them she is going to the Mediterranean for three weeks. And then the lie keeps growing and growing via social media. The only problem is that the new boy in class has moved to Ina’s neighborhood and he will easily find out that she is not in the Mediterranean. Perhaps the best summer holiday is the one you thought would be the worst?


A warm, believable story about friendship, first love, and social media from Norwegian author Marianne Kaurin.


Translated by Olivia Lasky.



  • Marianne Kaurin
  • Our Own Little Paradise