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Celebrating Students’ Success: Hanne Arts

Hello BISB Community! My name is Hanne Arts and I’m an eighteen-year-old budding author, currently in IB 2. I moved to Slovakia one and a half years ago, before which I lived in Hungary and, earlier still, Holland and Belgium.

Some of you might know me from last year’s musical, BISB Book Week,  and TEDx.

Writing has been my passion since I was seven years old, and I am proud to announce that I have recently made the big step into the publishing of my first full-length novel entitled “Just Perfect.” For over two years, I had been working and reworking this story, which finds its roots in the difficult times I have gone through. Feeling the need to help others through the sharing of my personal struggles – experienced by so many others as well – I believe it would be incredible to share my work with the largest audience possible.

Below is a quick description of the plot:

When sixteen-year-old Christina Jacobs comes to school one day and discovers that life will never be the same again, she soon finds herself sinking away into self-doubt, haunted by her troubled thoughts and experiences and striving for acceptance and equality.

Fate was never easy on her, having given her an appearance far from desirable and a family situation far from the norm, but when she is forced to face it all on her own, forced to battle her inner demons, she knows she needs to give all she's got to fight her way back to the surface and get her life back on track.

 Also, for everyone who is interested, hereby a small teaser to increase your appetite:

As I turned into Caldon Street, I sensed an ominous presence. I looked around, but the narrow passage revealed nothing but shadows. The tall, dilapidated buildings and occasional stinking trash heap provided cover for any predator, and I decided to drive near the middle of the road for safety.

My mind raced. Maybe I was imagining it; maybe there was nothing going on at all and I was just making up scenarios in my head. I was driving myself insane. I'd always had a flowing imagination – what else could there possibly be?

If you want to read on, I encourage you to order your own hardcopy version here (at the cost of only €8!) or to get your Kindle version from Amazon.

Just remember, it makes a great Christmas read/present!

You are also more than welcome to request a copy directly from me and I’ll be more than happy to get one to you immediately after the winter break. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the book or my other writing developments, do not hesitate to subscribe to my blog and/or like my Facebook page.

PS. If you read the book and like it, please leave an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads (and anywhere else you’d like).

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