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I’ve just finished reading Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt for the second time and I’m still not sure what to make out of this book. On the one side I like the first part of the book quite well (I love how Grjasnowa illustrates Mascha’s character and her feelings with her style of writing) but on the other side I didn’t really get the point of the last part. I mean I got that Mascha was devastated after the sudden and unexpected death of her boyfriend Elischa but was it really necessary to let the reader watch over pages and pages how Mascha tries to destroy herself? And yeah, I didn’t like the end. It was far too open for my taste - I felt that after everything I went through with Mascha I deserved to know what happened to her after her nervous breakdown (if it was a breakdown and not her dying) …
8th April, 19 : 10, Monday

I’ve just finished reading Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt 
for the second time and I’m still not sure what to make out of this book. On the one side I like the first part of the book quite well (I love how Grjasnowa illustrates Mascha’s character and her feelings with her style of writing) but on the other side I didn’t really get the point of the last part. I mean I got that Mascha was devastated after the sudden and unexpected death of her boyfriend Elischa but was it really necessary to let the reader watch over pages and pages how Mascha tries to destroy herself? And yeah, I didn’t like the end. It was far too open for my taste - I felt that after everything I went through with Mascha I deserved to know what happened to her after her nervous breakdown (if it was a breakdown and not her dying) …