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The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A girl watches people on the metro and decides which book would meet their needs.

  • Translator: Ros Schwartz
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

When Juliette takes the métro to her loathed office job each morning, her only escape is in books – she avidly reads on her journey and imagines what her fellow commuters’ choices might say about them.

But when, one day, she decides to alight the train a few stops early and meets Soliman – the mysterious owner of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen – she is sure her life will never be the same again . . .

For Soliman also believes in the power of books to change the course of a life – entrusting his passeurs with the task of giving each book to the person who needs it most – and he thinks Juliette is perfect for the job.

And so, leaving her old life behind, Juliette will discover the true power a book can have . . .

Travel Guide

Travel BookTrail style around Paris and into the heart of books

Juliette is your guide taking you around the city on the colourful and interesting metro system, people watching. One day she discovers a mysterious bookshop where she meets a very interesting man with a challenge. This challenge is worthy of any bibliophile – to find new owners for the books. She can ride the metro to find people who really need to be coupled with particular book. The recipient should be someone who needs the book for some reason. By people watching, Juliette has to find the book’s perfect match.

Does this mysterious bookshop exist? There is a bookshop at the very metro stop where this girl gets off. There is also Shakespeare and Company not far away that is a  wonderful store to have your own adventure too!

Booktrailer Review

Quirky and all about books and the love of books!

Read The BookTrail’s full bookreview of The Girl who Reads on the Metro here

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  The Girl Who Reads on the Metro

Destination/Location: Paris  Author/Guide: Christine Féret-Fleury Departure Time: 2000s

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