An Italian Adventure (The Italian Saga #1) by Gaia B. Amman was an intriguing engaging tale of, growing up not only in a different culture, for me, but, the growing pains that we all at one point, faced.
My first read by this author, I went in with an open mind, and frankly I’m so glad I picked up this book. As the title says this book is set in Italy, and the authors is Italian. I did know the author was Italian before reading this book, and I actually watched her on Youtube reading the first chapter of this book before getting it. You could say her rendition was the driving point home for me picking it up. With that being said, english is not her first language, so yeah there are some sectance issues and what not, but do not take that into account, or let it take away from this wonderful tale.
This book covers so much, and since this is based on the author’s life growing up, for me I always find it hard to rate someone’s life experiences. So as I do when I read memoirs or biographies, I’m not going to get into the characters or the plot. What I am going to tell you is that, this story is as I said, engaging, pulling and has this rhyme to it that you can help but get sucked into. As we get more into the story and the author navigates her tale, we see into another world, another culture so different to ours, but at the same time you can still draw some comparisons. I myself grew up in an all catholic town, so yeah, I don’t believe I need to say anymore. This book will open your eyes to things no movie or TV show can ever describe.
Overall I loved every minute of this book, and I can’t wait to dive into the next one. This book I believe, is a must read, for everyone, but I will say that this book is attended for older youths and adults. Even though the characters are young, this isn’t a children’s or young readers book.
So to end, yes, I give this book my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.
-Review bu @eawalsh