The audiobook with an Italian accent!
A humorous coming of age tale of friendship, sisterhood, and family drama set against the gorgeous backdrop of northern Italy. Recommended for fans of Jandy Nelson, John Green, Neil Gaiman, and Sherman Alexie.
Italy, the late 80s.
Leda is a bookish 10-year-old tomboy. Her life turns upside down when shady Nico moves to the North from Sicily. Determined not to let the bully ruin her life, Leda is dragged through a tornado of adventures that will transform both kids in the face of first crushes, weird adults, and family drama. This tale will show you the Italy you never imagined, an exhilarating mix of sensuality, religion, and superstition in the serene countryside, the Alps, and the enchanting Island of Sardinia.
The book is the first in a series following the same characters throughout their life. Recommended for ages 13 and above. Includes some swearwords, mostly in Italian.
"Insightful and funny; I loved it!" (Paul Schwartzmeyer, author of the Traitor Patriot series)
"Touching and skillful - a masterful execution." (Neil Daniel, author of The Obeahman's Dagger)
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An engaging story from beginning to end.
I loved how the detailed descriptions really put you there. It is a sweet story but it makes you think about everything you encountered when growing up, and how much things, places and people change in that ongoing process of. Gaia's writing is fresh and comical. The first few chapters definitely had me bellying up with laughter.
The beginning was hilarious. I was bellying from laughter.
Total laughter most of the time.
I can't wait for volume 2!
- C. Cedano
Authentic & Entertaining Story Read by the Author!
- Joe Fier