What is a lexical gap

My life as a lexical gap

Groh Kyra

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Benni is doing an internship in the Frankfurt hospital and is afraid that he will never be able to: draw blood, go from nerdy Benni to cool Ben, escape the ubiquitous crucifixes in his mother's cramped apartment. Jule also feels constrained by her parents' worldview. Because they have absolutely no understanding of a vegan diet, Friday demonstrations or anti-racism posters. And they would certainly not understand that their daughter represents her own ideals and wants to be part of a change that the world so desperately needs. When the two internally torn teenagers meet, their lives become more colorful, more complicated, but also so much more bearable!

“The author's second novel for young people is convincing with its authentic characters and an emotional plot. (...) Everyday racism, right-wing radical groups, the Fridays for Future movement, Instagram and much more are naturally part of the realistic, successful plot. The novel adapts linguistically to its young protagonists and can be read fluently. A successful self-discovery and love story for girls. "
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Benni is doing an internship in the Frankfurt hospital and is afraid that he will never be able to: draw blood, go from nerdy Benni to cool Ben, escape the ubiquitous crucifixes in his mother's cramped apartment. Jule also feels constrained by her parents' worldview. Because they have absolutely no understanding of a vegan diet, Friday demonstrations or anti-racism posters. And they would certainly not understand that their daughter represents her own ideals and wants to be part of a change that the world so desperately needs. When the two internally torn teenagers meet, their lives become more colorful, more complicated, but also so much more bearable!

“The author's second novel for young people is convincing with its authentic characters and an emotional plot. (...) Everyday racism, right-wing radical groups, the Fridays for Future movement, Instagram and much more are naturally part of the realistic, successful plot. The novel adapts linguistically to its young protagonists and can be read fluently. A successful self-discovery and love story for girls. "
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Important book for young people!

Laura Enderlein, Thalia bookstore Erlangen

Benni and Jule feel like lexical gaps. Jule has the feeling that she does not fit into the worldview of her parents and Benni does not feel that she belongs anywhere. But then the two meet, share their problems with so much honesty and soon no longer feel like lexical gaps in their vocabulary. Kyra Groh has created something absolutely brilliant and highly topical here. “My Life as a Lexical Void” is powerful read for anyone who would like to make the world a better place, even if they encounter resistance. Because in addition to incredibly authentic characters and a tender love story, many topics such as environmental protection, feminism and xenophobia find their place here and are sensitively packaged, especially for young readers, without losing emphasis. Many of the scenes are taken from real life and make the plot even more authentic. I have seldom read such an honest book that packs the generational conflict so authentically and honestly and still leaves room for reconciliation. The story is rounded off with a writing style that fits the story perfectly and not only knocked my socks off linguistically, but also has a pinch of humor ready. I would like to hand this sweet, honest and extremely intelligent story into the hands of everyone. A very special and important book - read it!

What do I stand for?

Miriam Seegert, Thalia bookstore Augsburg

What values ​​do I represent and what can I achieve through my own actions ...? This great book is about friendship, sometimes chaotic, uncertain but strong love and personal development. About politics, racism, religion, climate change and veganism.


I wrote a poem about it-good
by a customer from Nuremberg on May 21, 2021

Why did I find it so difficult to summarize my thoughts about the gap in a short, concise and, above all, sensibly good review. And when I say it was difficult for me, I mean numerous attempts to type that have repeatedly led to nowhere. I think it's because the void ... Why did I find it so difficult to summarize my thoughts about the void in a short, concise and, above all, sensibly good review. And when I say I found it difficult, I mean numerous attempts to type that have repeatedly led to nowhere. I think it's because the void kicked so many thoughts out of me that I didn't know which one to write down. If you've walked past the book yet or are already thinking about reading it: do it. In a refreshing and at the same time serious way, Kyra Groh offers an insight into the life of Benni and Jule and into your own head. While reading, I kept catching myself the proverbial scales falling from my eyes. I thought: Yes, I know that too. And that countless times. As a matter of course, both sides of the story pull the reader away not only in thought, but also touch on a level of feeling that can only be reached by correctly expressed words. Funny that there is no suitable word for it. However, there are numerous words for this, which do not even begin to describe the story, but in any case help to put individual aspects into words. And where words are not enough, I just come up with new ones. »Intelligent, political, moving« is written on the back of the book with the ingenious cover and the even more ingenious content. I think that fits, but it's not enough. The gap is instructive, exciting and lovingly told. Eye-opening, witty, colorful and new. Stimulating and a photograph painted with colorful words, observing the flat plain of our society, turning and turning and wondering: Hey, why doesn't anyone see that? Just because it doesn't take place in the given perspective? Because it has fallen into disrepute, is unknown and therefore incomprehensible? In the meantime I have an essay to match the gap, a slam and a review, but still have the feeling that I am not paying enough attention to it because I not only want to have consumed it, but also want to intervene. The book left me inspired. With a feeling of finding and yet something lost. An incredible story that tells life. A small one, one that will change and one that will stay in your memory. And most importantly: Somehow I felt a little less alone after reading it.

Lots of beautiful words and beautiful content
from ivy.booksbaum on 04/26/2021

Jule and Benni themselves feel like a lexical gap, be it in their families, in their circle of friends or in general in their entire lives. Both just feel out of place and would love to say so much more than they really do. Only when the two get to know each other do they feel more and more comfortable in her ... Jule and Benni feel like a lexical gap themselves, be it in their families, in their circle of friends or generally in their entire lives. Both just feel out of place and would love to say so much more than they really do. Only when the two get to know each other do they feel more and more comfortable in their own skin and gradually manage to express their views more and more. I learned so many beautiful new words in this book. It is not divided into normal chapters, which are marked with numbers. But in chapters in which a word, its origin and its meaning is always written at the beginning. Even so, the choice of words and the grammar are a real pleasure when reading. :-D Very serious and above all important aspects are discussed, be it racism, climate change or life as a nurse and more. But no topic is neglected, they are all addressed in exactly the right amount and also fit very realistically into the overall picture. These aspects are brought closer to you through the two different perspectives of the protagonists. Above all, Jule does not dare to speak out loud about her thoughts and views to her family and would like to explain the twisted worldview that they have to them from a different point of view. Benni, on the other hand, has just finished school and is starting an internship, but he too dares to open his mouth. At home he always takes a back seat. He lives his life very differently from what he imagined. But as the two get closer, they manage to be themselves more and more. Open your mouth, get loud and defend your views, opinions and desires. The supporting characters all have a very specific character trait and each one is extremely important to the story. They were all very well thought out and I could imagine each one very well. So all in all, the book was wonderfully written and with all the important topics it never got boring. Of course there was drama here and there, love played a role, trust in others and also arguments with loved ones. I can absolutely recommend it! :-)