Forget Nico: Falling for the Wrong Italian (Italian Teens novel 1, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B. Amman

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Forget Nico: Falling for the Wrong Italian (Italian Teens novel 1, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B Amman


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Genre – Teen Romance

Page Count – 245 pages

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The unthinkable happens in this Italian high school…

Is Nico truly responsible?

Leda cannot believe the evidence piling against her ex-best friend. He grew apart from her into a brooding, shady player, but she thought she could see through his loneliness. 

Now they are putting him away.

Was she wrong? Should she fight for him? 

Teen angst, Italian gangs, and feelings so strong they will claw your heart out. You will love this romantic tale of redemption because it’s based on a true story brimming with Italian culture.

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Gaia B. Amman was born and raised in Italy. She moved to the United States in her twenties to pursue her Ph.D. in molecular biology. She’s currently the Chairperson of the Biology and Mathematics Department at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York, where she was also voted “best professor” by the students. Her research and commentaries have been published in prestigious, international, peer-reviewed journals, including Nature.

A bookworm from birth, she wrote throughout her childhood and won two short story competitions in Italy in her teens. Gaia is an avid traveler, and many of her adventures are an inspiration for her fiction. Mostly she is passionate about people and the struggles they face to embrace life. Her highest hope is to reach and help as many as she can through her writing and her teaching.

She authored the sci-fi fantasy “Linked—Will Empathy Save the United Terrestrial Democracy?” and “The Italian Saga,” comprised of  the “Italian Childhood Duology,” the “Italian Teens Duology,” (of which “Forget Nico” is volume one), the “Italian College Duology.” And the “Woman Scientist Trilogy.” The books, light-hearted and funny at first sight, deal with issues like sexuality, divorce, friendship, abuse, human rights, gender stereotypes, first love, and self-discovery.

Among Amman’s favorite authors are J.K. Rowling, Jandy Nelson, Neil Gaiman, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Antoine de Saint Exupèry.





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