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Me and You (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Niccolo Ammaniti, Kylee Doust (Translator)

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Member:VictoriaPL
Title:Me and You
Authors:Niccolo Ammaniti
Other authors:Kylee Doust (Translator)
Info:Black Cat (2012), Edition: Tra, Paperback, 153 pages
Collections:12 in 12 Category Challenge, Read but unowned
Rating:*1/2
Tags:don't own, 12 in 12, read 2012

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Me and You by Niccolo Ammaniti (2010)

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Questo libricino si legge molto velocemente soprattutto per il suo esiguo numero di pagine :).
A me è piaciuto molto, è una storia tenera, un po' inverosimile ma comunque mi ha emozionato. E poi Ammaniti a me piace tanto e lo leggo sempre con piacere. Inoltre il fatto che sia riuscito a far evolvere il protagonista in così poche pagine credo sia da valutare positivamente in quanto non la ritengo una cosa così banale.
Certo, il prezzo è un po' elevato e forse se lo si riesce a prendere in biblioteca lo si apprezza molto di più :) ( )
  tersil83 | Apr 1, 2013 |
Challenging and somewhat confranting about a boy and his junkie sister. A modern take on a "Moral " story. short, sharp and to the point. I loved it and think it's got some potential and class set or textbook for more senior students, Coming of age story. Identity. ( )
  JanBarlow | Mar 6, 2013 |
This book was a good start of my reading year, with a book this thin. It was easy to read, but has a clear deeper, touching, layer that makes you think.

The story is about Lorenzo, the typical outsider boy at high school. But he tries (and it seems to work) to give his parents the idea that he fits in. Part of this is a made up invitation for a skiing holiday. But of course he isn't. He spents the week in the cellar. And it's a weird week, as an unexpected person comes by and needs his help.

Until now I only read the more hillarious books by [[Ammaniti]]. This was much more heavy and touching. And also a good read. ( )
  boekenwijs | Feb 10, 2013 |
A rivetting novella or long short story which I read in about an hour and half, never once turning my eyes from the page. Lorenzo is a classic Ammaniti adolescent - clumsy, unsure of himself, and in this case a loner. But he's about to be catapulted into the world of adults. Hiding in the cellar whilst faking a week's skiing holiday with the popular and successful kids at school, he's amazed and distressed when his half sister Olivia, who he's met once, arrives looking for her possessions - and then decides to stay. What follows in the next few days (which is hard to discuss without spoiling it - its only a very short piece) is for Lorenzo a vision and premonition of his own future - he has a moment of clarity in which he can see a different short and long term future to his current miserable lonely existence. Can he take the chance?

This is a great piece of work. Lorenzo, Olivia and their parents are brought to life beautifully in a few short paragraphs. Ammaniti is a genius ( )
  Opinionated | Dec 23, 2012 |
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In de echt donkere nacht van de ziel is het altijd drie uur 's nachts.
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Lorenzo has a few issues. They include the fact that he doesn’t have, or want, any friends. Because this is making his parents unhappy, he tells them he has been invited on a skiing holiday with a group from school. In fact, he is planning to spend the week happily ensconced in the cellar of their apartment building with a supply of canned tuna.

Then his estranged older sister Olivia turns up in the cellar with some issues of her own. Over the next few days, as Lorenzo helps her through her heroin withdrawal, they form an intense bond. And Olivia reveals some secrets that the family have kept from Lorenzo.

Niccolò Ammaniti, the author of the hugely popular I’m Not Scared, has been described as ‘the best novelist of his generation’. With this breathtaking novel, he has produced a small masterpiece.
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To quell the anxiety of his concerned, socially conscious parents, Lorenzo tells them he's been invited on an exclusive ski vacation. His real plan: for one blessed week, Lorenzo will retreat to a forgotten cellar in his family's apartment building, where he will live in perfect isolation, keeping the adult world at bay. When his estranged half-sister, Olivia, shows up in the cellar unexpectedly, the two become locked in a battle of wills, forced to confront the very demons they are each struggling to escape.… (more)

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