Nail biter of a story about a young boy who has to decide between doing what's right or protecting his family. It's a short novel and I finished it in one sitting.
Very disturbing novella. It is an Italian story of a young boy trying to find something to do in his itty bitty town. What he finds is horrific, but demonstrates his strength as a human being. Not to read if you want something cheery.
This book is a coming of age tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a dark secret with links to his family. I hate to give away too much because the book is short and the plot should be a surprise.
It is well written with a beautiful sense of time, place and characterization. The main character of the story is a nine year old boy enjoying a sweltering summer with his friend's and younger sister who is torn by the things he learns. He makes choices that I thought were very realistically written from the point of view of such a young boy. His parents and their desperation, I thought, were excellently written as well.
This book surrounds children and has a criminal element but held my attention to the end--I wasn't happy with the main persons actions at times but such is life when your father is not what you think he is---great and scary story.
This book took me by surprise. I have not heard of it or its author, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how good it is. The plot centers around a young boy starting to grow up. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to ruin any plot stuff, but I would highly recommend this story. It's a fast, satisfying read.