Italy, 1990. At eleven, Leda is a strong-headed bookworm and a tomboy who can’t fit anywhere as her world splits into girls and boys. Puberty is nonsensical and irritating until she falls victim to her first crush . . .
On the background of the 14th FIFA soccer world cup, Leda deals with middle school, periods, and first kisses in what will be the best summer of her life. Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Northern Italy and Tuscany, this funny, moving, and insightful memoir will have preteens and adults laugh and cry, empowering girls and women to be their brave true selves.
Based on the life of the author—professor of Biology, cancer researcher, and novelist GB Amman—this fictionalized series is recommended for fans of emotional, addictive reads with something to teach.
Though self-standing, this is the second book in The Italian Saga (all four books available, MG/YA) followed by The Sonder Series (Contemporary, released 2018, following Leda’s adventures as an adult).
“Evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of Italy. I look forward to the reading the next book and another chapter in Leda’s life.” —Books Direct
“This book was amazing! I couldn’t put it down! I would recommend this to anyone.” —Tori Hoffert