Il Libro della Settimana is a new feature on the Biblioteca’s blog: each week we will highlight one book from the collection.
Io non ho paura by Niccolo Ammaniti is the first. Written from the perspective of 9 year old Michele, the book’s vocabulary is simple enough for new language learners. However, the content of the book is anything but childlike. While playing on a hot summer day, Michele finds a hole dug deep into the ground. Inside the hole is a boy. Unraveling this secret leads Michele only into further mysteries and he is forced to question the lives of the adults around him.
La Biblioteca has two copies of the book, as well as a DVD of the award-winning 2003 screen adaptation.