WHAT HAPPENED TO BENJI
Batya (Estate) Gur
Young Adult, 2000
Batya Gur’s first young adult mystery is about adolescent love and torment in a neighborhood school in Jerusalem. When the friendship of two young boys begins to disintegrate, the older boy sets out to investigate what’s happened to Benji.
Germany, Hanser; Israel, Keter; Spain, Siruela
“Batya Gur’s repeated manipulation of surprising and wonderful images is delightful. Although she sometimes joins the children in making good-natured fun of some of the grown-ups, she never fails to take the children, as readers, completely serious.” – Berner Zeitung
“A very respectable entry into the world of children’s literature by Batya Gur.” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung