Our Class is an unusual and fresh young adult novel. The story is told by a teenage girl who should have probably been bursting with hormones, but she would rather spend her time reading, immersing herself in stories and even writing novels about her peers.It all starts on September 1st, the first day of the semester, a day that many teens hate, the day the summer holidays end. For four school friends and their friends it’s the start of the “monotony of exams, dusty textbooks and studying that, no matter which way you look at it, has no point”. Greg, the cool guy, Barbie-doll Zara, odd girl Sabrina and the new girl, Nonto, couldn’t be more different. But through their stories we learn how the class is ruled by (tough) teachers, alliances between friends, puberty, first loves and family drama.
Nika Matanović (2000) is a young writer who began telling stories before she even began to read or write, dictating them to her parents and teachers. When she learnt how to
read and write, she began writing down the stories by herself. She first began publishing her work in 2013 when she was still only in primary school. That is when her first longer
narrative story came out, bearing the title Don’t Panic (Brez panike). Her next book came out in 2016, a more complex novel entitled Our Class (Razred), which she wrote when she was fourteen. Nika is currently writing her third novel.