Catherine Van Campen
Life Is Short
Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’. Anne suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, which makes her body do things beyond her control. Anne sometimes finds it hard to cope with her illness, especially in school. She’s afraid that others will bully her or laugh at her. Anne therefore tries to keep her tics in check, although that isn’t easy. She prefers ‘flying’ through life, so you won’t notice anything. When flying, she’s at her best. Flying Anne is a beautiful, sensitive portrayal of Anne’s life with her tics. Tics that, in the end, she doesn’t want to lose either...