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Diary of a Roller Coaster

Ciclone – Diário de uma Montanha-Russa

Inês Barahona, Miguel Fragata, Mariana Malhão

Orfeu Negro | january 2019 | 96 pages | 16,5 x 23,5 cm | paperback

Four 13 to 19 year-old teenagers write in their diaries. At four different times and four unlikely places. Every day brings a new set of concerns, decisions and many, many doubts. CYCLONE is a diary of emotions and a looping into adulthood. This Young Adult illustrated novel tells four different coming of age stories, from the 1970s to the present, connected by the characters’ life-changing moments on the Cyclone, a roller coaster with a curious history and a very dark secret…

Based on the theatre script Roller Coaster, written by Inês Barahona and Miguel Fragata, and now touring national and international stages, CYCLONE is illustrated by up-and-coming Portuguese artist Mariana Malhão.

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  • Winner Best Picture Book 2020 | Portuguese Author's Society