Is strong-headed teen tomboy Leda ready for her first time?
Italy, the 90s. Leda is not a popular girl. Ecstatic to be dating the brooding bad boy she grew up with, she wonders if her relationship with the player will last . . . Is it love?
Leda learns to be strong and stand up for herself in the face of her insecurities, family expectations, and peer pressure. Surviving through high school, she will make plenty of mistakes but eventually will realize she is the one that has to love herself.
Funny, moving, brutal, and emotional, this realistic first-time romance is recommended to adults and teens alike. Breathtaking Northern Italy—including Padua, Liguria, and the incredible Island of Elba—adds to the charm of this addictive book, empowering girls and women to become their brave true selves.
Based on the life of the author.
Though self-standing, this is the fourth 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).
“The final book in this series really delivers on the blending of fun, love, angst, and happiness into a very enjoyable narrative. The resolution is fantastic and definitely worth getting to. What a great journey!” —D. Stripp
“Funny, bittersweet, quirky, and about love pains we can all relate to.” —Babel Books