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An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga) (Volume 1) Paperback – November 1, 2015
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When I started writing the Italian Saga, the characters where in their twenties. I quickly got stuck. There is a reason why adults, or young adults, are a certain way. So I found myself digging deeper, reminiscing about my own childhood.
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Leda is a tomboy on the cusp of becoming a young woman. Her inner dialogue is true to that formation. She is a multi-dimensional character we can all relate to. Amman captures her development with humor and budding wisdom. Amman also has a wicked eye for sibling rivalry and handles Leda's perspective with precision, letting the mystery of her emergence from childhood to teenagedom show just the right level of tension that comes with discovery. This was a wonderfully fun well-drawn read.
The thing I really love about this series is that it draws no conclusions and makes no fuzzy moral statements. The reader can decide what they feel. Leda is who she is. There's real strength in this 82 pound girl , despite her disappointments, pitfalls and back steps. You'll be in love with her from the first chapter. Oh, and by the way. The book is hilarious.
If I can make a suggestion to any married woman with children, by this for your husband. It will save him and you enormous anguish. I have two very successful daughters but I really beat my head against the wall getting then there. I wish I would have known Leda 20 years ago! haha
A story apparently normal, with the questions you deal with when you are 9 years old (what is sex? Why my parents separate? why my sister is a bitch?), made special by the brilliant way the protagonist is recounting the events and outline characters.
An ironic, touching, funny book. One of those books you read (or would like to read) in one breath because the story keeps you hooked.
Anyone who grew up in the 70's and 80's can truly relate to Leda's story no matter where you grew up. I just ordered the recently published second book.
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I enjoyed this story though it’s not something I’m used to read.
I read this book so fast, I was surprised.Read more
I couldn't stop reading Leda's adventures able to remember me how it was when we were kids discovering the adults world.Read more