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Me and You

Me and You

Author(s): Niccolò Ammaniti

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction, Novella

Era(s): Modern



Me and You refers to the story of Lorenzo Cuni, a 14-year-old boy from Rome, and his older half-sister. Lorenzo is a bright boy with a “perfect” life. He lives in a beautiful palazzo in the wealthiest area of the Eternal City, has loving parents and attends a grammar school. But beneath this privileged veneer lie dark shadows. He has difficulties in relating to his peers: he has no friends, and this worries his parents. He tells his parents he is on akiing trip in the mountains, when in fact he chooses to become a recluse for the week in the cellar, however things do not turn out as he would choose….(Independent et al)

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This is one of those books that somehow manage, in an almost magical way, to steal a reader’s heart; and that not so much because of their myth, but because of the prose; a...

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