A meeting between an old lady with a strong character who hates being called "granny" and a socially withdrawn boy with zero empathy.
- Book Intro
An old lady with a strong character who hates being called "granny" meets a socially withdrawn boy with zero empathy. The story begins with the old lady Jo Yeongbun coming to Seokgyun's house where he has been isolating himself from the outside world for nearly a year following the sudden passing of his mother. Then one day, Seokgyun receives his mother's cellphone in a package without any indication as to who sent it. Now Seokgyun is bound to solve this mystery.
As readers follow the intricate plot and complicated relationships of characters, they end up with a core question of the book,"What if someone was unintentionally hurt because of me?" The reader embarks on the journey of Seokgyun, who has been living in his own world and not allowing anyone else in, and eventually reaches the final destination where the answer to this question will be found.
- About the Author
Choi Namee (F) was born in 1965 in Seoul and studied Child Studies at Seoul Women's University. She began her writing career after graduating from the Hankyoreh Writer's School. She is called a "breaking point in children's literature of the 21st century" by Yoo Yeong-jin, a critic of children's literature. Her works are regarded for the representing the psychology and inner self of youngsters who are at the boundary of childhood and adulthood, seen in the "relationships" of characters. Books Choi has written include The Forest Where the Crying Wind Sleeps; The 40th Birthday of My Mom; A Worrying 13-Year-Old; Three, Two, One; Word Notes; Game of Truth; The Moving Island; School Hero Story; Why Whales Run; Can I blame Angels?; Ongju's Wedding; and Rainbow Colors and Poo (co-writer).