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Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it 7 years ago
As I began reading, I realized that I'd read this before. And I had the same impression of it this time as the first time. I liked it. It's a very evocative depiction of this moment in 9 yr old Michele's life. But ultimately, I wanted more than the narrow focus it provided. I really wished the scope...
Beamis12 rated it 7 years ago
Set during the heat wave in the summer of 1978, in rural Italy nine year old Michele and his friends pretty much have the countryside to themselves. The parents stay in and try to alleviate the heat in whatever ways they can. Michele is only concerned about today, like most children and does not yet...
Traveller rated it 11 years ago
A poignant coming of age story about the loss of innocence of a rural Italian boy. The tale is told with enough balance as to be emotionally and intellectually engaging without being overly sentimental.The style comes across as so effortless and the plot is so well handled, that one almost feels as...
cczarneckikernus rated it 11 years ago
Simply told through the voice of a 12 year old Italian boy, I found this a moving story about a boy's discovery and what follows
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 11 years ago
Well, he may not be scared but call me utterly terrifed. I find it hard to believe the book could be better or even equal to the film which I've seen twice and I wasn't any less scared the second time.I must confess that I've done no more than flick through the book and check the odd scene here and ...
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