Ece’s life was troubled from the moment she was born. Abandoned by her family, she grows up in an orphanage and sees herself clutching onto life and dreams like a lotus. Her diary she called Lotus becomes a window for her dreams, happiness and trouble. All children staying in the orphanage are lonesome; they suffer from the injustice in life, from being ignored and neglected.

The story touches many dark sides of Ece’s life behind the walls of the orphanage. These walls are concealing abuse and harassment, children left alone when their mothers were assassinated by their families, those molested by sick adults. By revealing all these in her diary, Ece wants to shed light to those abandoned by the society and let justice prevail in its own way.

This moving and eloquent novel reveals an uncomfortable story that helps understand difficulties and empowers the reader towards life.

Novel, Tudem, 2014, 168 pages

Themes: Solitude, abuse, quest for justice,

individuals and society, personal development

Age: 10+



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