This book is a young adult romance set in 1990s Italy. There is a lot of teenage drama and angst, which I don’t really like to be perfectly honest, because it just seems really superficial, like they’re too young, and there just wasn’t really much plot. I appreciated a lot of what the main character Leda feels in that it speaks to the realities of life as a teenage girl and the mess of relationships and is thus insightful. At the same time, the pacing is a bit off and the relationship between Leda and her mother Starry isn’t explored as much as I would have liked. Nevertheless, I enjoyed following Leda’s journey, having read Book #2.
Forget Nico: Falling for the Wrong Italian (Italian Teens novel 1, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B. Amman
This was such an exciting read following Leda in her young teenage years. My hurt for her at the start of the book with the bullying but I felt like she handled it well. Leda is such an amazing girl to follow. I love her character. This book was a delightful read and a change from my regular genre. I highly recommend this book as well as the other books featuring Leda.
Forget Nico is a coming of age love story of Leda, a tom boyish girl who is desperately in love with a cool boy at school. I did not know that the story is not the first in the series, so it took me a while to adjust to the pace of the book and the characters. The book predominantly deals with all the elements of adolescence, crushes, embarrassments, successes and failures.
The teens think they have figured it out all, but how they react to everything happening around them and their imperfections is very insightful. This is typically recommended for teenagers, who read books of the type of Adrian Mole.
The use of Italian words in the expression and conversation adds a flavor to the book. It’s a very fast read, but though they say this book is a standalone. I felt this book picks up from it’s prequels. The personality of the lead character is already well established, and this book defines her loyalty to someone whom she had liked a lot, and now he is in trouble and she is struggling with her emotions to believe it or not.
Overall, a fast pace light read !
Forget Nico by Gaia B. Amman was a really good novel. It grabbed me, but it did take a little bit to hold my attention. I’m sure it’s just because the ages of the characters, but all the characters seemed very whiny to me. Great characters though! Well mostly great, minus the cheaters. They all had big personalities, which I loved! This is the second novel I’ve read from the Amman and I can’t wait to read more from the Italian series!
This author has an extraordinary way with words. She continues to captivate me with the stories she creates and this one is no different. In Forget Nico, we are taken through the life of a teenager, whether that’s drama, romance, ups and downs. You really get to see the characters grow and evolve throughout the story. This author creates brilliant characters and storylines every time, she brings you along on the journey and makes you feel as though you are there alongside the characters living out their story! Each book written by this author I get hooked by, and I’m so glad that I got the chance to read this one as well. Don’t miss out on this read!
I have had the pleasure of reading most of the other Italian Teens novels from Gaia B Amman and I have really enjoyed them. I always know I am in for a bit of traveling treat when I pick up a novel of hers. She manages to write with such passion and flare that you often feel as if you are right there with the main characters as they experience things first hand. This one was so unique though and I loved the story we got about Nico and Leda. Leda is very much like myself so it was neat to read about a relatable teen female lead in the times I spent most of my years as a teen, the 90s. You were never once bored and the underlying story line flowed beautifully. I look forward to seeing what we will get in the future from Gaia B Amman!
Forget Nico: Falling for the Wrong Italian (Italian Teens novel 1, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B. Amman. I love this series. Its the third book in the series and its the continuing saga of Leda and her friends especially Nico who she really likes. She gets the attention of other boys but not the one she wants. This story is full of teen angst and all the other junk that goes with being a teenager. Nico is also in trouble and Leda can’t believe that he would do what they are saying he has done. Nico is feeling totally alone and his brooding and shady actions leave Leda feeling like she is not sure of her feelings. Torn between wanting him and feeling like he’s being a jerk Leda is just as confused as ever. This book just made me relive my teenage years and remember how horrible this stage of life can be. This book can be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading them all in order just to get the basics of everyone down. I really enjoy this series and can’t wait for the next book .
Forget Nico: Falling for the Wrong Italian (Italian Teens novel 1, The Italian Saga)
by Gaia B Amman
4 of 5 Stars
Forget Nico, by Gaia B Amman is an Italian teens novel centred around the main character Leda and her relationships especially with sexy teen heartthrob and bad boy Nico. Nico is a constant in her mind so much you feel like you are Leda mind at times and can relate to her. You can feel the magic within this book. It captures perfectly teenage angst and the independent spirit that accompanies it!
Forget Nico: Falling for the Wrong Italian (Italian Teens novel 1, The Italian Saga) by Gaia B. Amman is a wonderfully written story that I found myself lost in the pages and couldn’t stop reading till I finished. Wow what a story, it definitely made me think about to my teenage years and I don’t miss them especially all the drama. I’ve read several other books by this Author and I mist say this one ranks up there as one of my favorites. This story is about Leda (Lee) and Nico and the struggles of young Romance. She’s a young girl trying to deal with having feelings for nico and her complicated friendships. I found myself a bit emotional and like I was right there along side them throughout the whole book. Find out what happens next in this must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Forget Nico: Falling For The Wrong Italian by Gaia B Amman’s is the third book in The Italian Saga and the first in the Italian Teens series. Leda is a typical teen girl and this is a continuation of her story. What happens when she catches the attention of Alex? Does she have to forget Nico? Amman handles the characters with honesty and humor. Even though set in Italy this story is relatable to anyone who has handled teen strife. I really enjoy these stories and this can even be read as a standalone. I look forward to reading more of Leda’s adventures and seeing her life through the Italian lens.