Fourteen-year-old Pierre Anthon declares that “Nothing matters….so nothing's worth doing.” He thereby incites an intense philosophical struggle among his classmates that moves from innocent to insidious. As they force each other to prove and provide meaning, the consequences are deep, dark and disastrous.


Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Originally published in Danish 2000 as "Intent."

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