Compulsory schooling at Hagaskolan
In the same year that Stieg moved to Umeå, he began third year studies at Hagaskolan. From the fourth to seventh years at this school, his teacher was Manne Lidén. Manne was young, had new ideas and was very friendly with his students. He took a special interest in Stieg Larsson. Because they both shared an interest in the Swedish language and drawing, the young teacher could see himself in his pupil. Manne Lidén encouraged Stieg Larsson’s ability to venture outside the box and think for himself. Sometimes, Stieg sat staring out of the window with a far away look in his eyes. After the lesson, he might come out with a philosophical reflection or a thought about a distant star.
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