Ivana Simić Bodrožić writes about how war becomes normality. Her debut is the story of a young girl, who grows up in Croatia during the war, but who never lost hope. At the age of nine years, in 1991, she has to flee from Vukovar. Very soon, her father has disappeared, she hopes daily for news from him. In the camp she makes new friendships and learns what puberty is. The book is a large document of self-assertion, full of humour and lightness, without false sentimentality. Looked at through the eyes of Ivana Simić Bodrožić the reality of the war appears in a new light.The novel Hotel Zagorje by Ivana Simić Bodrožić has been translated into Macedonian (excerpt) by Nikola Madžirov under the title Хотел Загорје, published by Magor, Skopje.