An Italian Adventure: It Will All Make (Less) Sense When You Grow Up : Italian Saga

  • by Gaia B. Amman
  • Narrated by Gaia B. Amman
  • Series: Italian Saga
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An engaging story from beginning to end.

What did you love best about An Italian Adventure: It Will All Make (Less) Sense When You Grow Up?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

The beginning was hilarious. I was bellying from laughter.

Which character – as performed by Gaia B. Amman – was your favorite?


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Total laughter most of the time.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait for volume 2!

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- C. Cedano

Authentic & Entertaining Story Read by the Author!

The story was fascinating to listen to because the author reads it with her authentic Italian accent and humorous inflections. Not only is the story entertaining and insightful, but the audiobook version brings it up a whole new level. Make sure to grab this and her other books!
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- Joe Fier ""

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2015
  • Publisher: Gaia B Amman