Book review: L'Arminuta

By Donatella di Pietrantonio
Published by Supercoralli Einaudi

Synopsis: If - at 13 - the people you had until then called Mum and Dad return you, without much explanation, to your family of origin, you question what your place is in the world. And above all, where to search for the answer.

How did this book end up in my hands? I trusted the recommendation of Zeldawasawriter.

Was it a page-turner? In a very subtle way, yes.

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? I didn’t read the synopsis. I dived straight in!

Did I like the ending? Yes, this book is perfectly framed.

Did the book leave me with unanswered questions? I’d like to know what happens next but the book is perfect as it is.

Three words to describe it. Raw. Emotional. Matter-of-fact.

Do I like the cover? Yes, the cover photograph is as raw as the words on the pages.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, not yet.

Will I want to read other books by the same author? I would love to.

Will I be recommending this book? Yes, to all my Italian friends who are not afraid of strong books. For the sake of my English-speaking friends, I hope this book will be translated soon.


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