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They are only ten when they are allowed to go to high school. Tom and Wijntje are called 'Miracle children'. All their life they did everything together. Both are allowed on the Gymnasium due to their intelligence but Tom's parents think that it is all nonsense and want him to go to a vocational training rather than the Gymnasium. But Tom has a different idea and will do everything to convince his parents to send him to the same school as Wijntje even if it will endanger his life.
I read this book when I was a child and it is funny to see a young girl on the train read it. It was clear the story still captivates children now even though it is almost 30 years old. I am slowly working on revisiting some of my childhood favourites and might actually add this one to my shelves.