Me and You

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Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, Feb 1, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY SOMETIMES . . .

Lorenzo Cumi is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but in fact he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. For a week he plans to live in perfect isolation, keeping the adult world at bay. Then a visit from his estranged halfsister, Olivia, changes everything.

Me and You is a breathtaking tale of alienation acceptance and wanting to be loved. Written in Ammaniti’s prizewinning prose, this is a compulsive account of how one unlikely alliance between two outsiders blows open one family’s secrets.

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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

14-year-old Lorenzo has always been an outsider, despite his parents' efforts to goad him into having friends and fitting in. When he tries to make points with his mother by telling her he's been ... Read full review

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User Review  - JanBarlow - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Niccolò Ammaniti was born in Rome in 1966. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories. His first novel, Steal You Away, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. He won the prestigious Italian Viareggio-Repaci Prize for Fiction with his bestselling novel I'm Not Scared, which has been translated into thirty-five languages. AS God Commands received the Strega Prize,Italy's most prestigious literary award.

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