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THE MAFIA THROUGH THE UNAWARE EYES OF A BOY THAT WANTS TO GROW UP AT ALL COSTS

 

Thirteen-year-old Luke wants to go on holiday with his friends. Instead he is made to go to a remote village in Sicily. Not even the companionship of his cousins can raise his spirits. Paul has become a bookworm who thinks only of his studies, his family and their shop and Cettina is too young and besides she’s a girl. Luca gets to know Mario who has a scooter and the latest iphone model and what’s more, he invites him to the pub. Luca has never been to a pub. No one has ever offered him a drink. That’s for grown-ups. But he can’t wait to do grown-up things. “If you stick with me you’ll have a good time”, Mario tells him. The summer is saved but behind all that freedom, parties by the swimming pool and new buddies, there lurks a pitiless enemy. Its name is Mafia.

COVER: Iacopo Bruno
FIRST PUBLISHER: Einaudi Ragazzi (Italy), 2016
PAGES: 224

Daniele Nicastro

Daniele wrote his first fantasy story in 2011. Since then he has written books in various genres, often focusing on the theme of children’s growth. He cooperates with schools and libraries to promote reading and organizes creative writing workshops. He also ghostwriter for the main Italian publishers.