Italy, the mid 90s. Bookish, tomboy Leda is dating the bad boy of her dreams. Is it love? Is she ready for her first time? Steamy at times, always emotional, the narration is authentic and gripping, raw and unapologetic in denouncing the hypocrisy of a society that would rather see pregnant teens than have an honest conversation about sex. Funny, moving, brutal, and sexy, this book is recommended to adults and teens alike. Breathtaking Northern Italy, including Padua, Liguria, and the incredible Island of Elba, adds to the charm of this addictive novel.
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The realistic sex initiation of a teenger girl...
Well, I'd say everything. There's nothing in this story that I'd change. It's perfect in its imperfection becaused it's linked to reality and the real world is never perfect...this story is so realistic and relatable. So connected with the real world we live in. I've never read something that felt so true.
There are many moments, but if I told something I would just spoil the story...
Well, the author knows her characters the best way, so she's able to bring them to life... and her Italian accent adds color to the entire reading experience.
A lot of moments, but again I don't want to spoil anything...
This is a story that I felt real from page one to the very end. It's bittersweet and crude at some point, and humorous and full of joy and hope in others. It's something that you need to read...it moved me in ways I couldn't even suspect. I feel so close to this story in ways I can't fully understand... Thank you, Gaia B. Amman.
- Clarica Claudia