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I’m Not Scared by Niccolò Ammaniti

Written in the first person and narrated by a nine Nine-year-old Michele is the narrator. They were large and somber.

The setting and location fe I’d been looking forward to reading this book for quite a while. What is the mysterious connection with his own family?

He lives in Southern Italy in a small settlement of four houses surrounded by farmland. To view it, click here. And the grown-ups stayed shut up indoors, like toads waiting for the heat to die down. Quando il mondo della tua infanzia viene trasformato in un istante in un incubo? I mostri non esistono. Retrieved 10 January In fact the ending was so lacking an explanation for the kidnapping that I thought I must be missing a page or two.

Although the events that take place is the stuff of crime fiction and thrillers, it’s given a fresh ‘take’ ammanlti being told from the point-of-view of the young protagonist who finds himself initially ‘outside’ the events that eventually rob him of his innocence and introduce him into the harsh rango of adult reality.

Always the helper, Michele then proceeds to remove the ticks. To ask other readers questions about Fahgo Not Scaredplease sign up.

Perfect for the learner, as this is written from a child’s viewpoint which means the language is not too precious or over literary and you get to learn ammantii of the earthy expletives but not the truly disgusting ammanitl that barely figure in polite beginners’ books.


The ending went beyond ambiguous to just plain lacking. His only concern is having to drag his little sister everywhere, his friend Salvatore and the unelected leader Set during the heat wave in the summer ofin rural Italy nine year old Michele and his friends pretty much have the countryside to themselves. The book was good, but not great. The discovery of the kidnapped boy in the beginning of the book was the most exciting part, and then it was all down hill from there.

His only concern is having to drag his little sister everywhere, his friend Salvatore and the unelected leader of the group who can be very cruel. Nov 06, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it Shelves: I would have liked more closure. On top of that, it is extremely exciting, so tense that you are forced to push on to find out what happens.

El final es muy duro. Almost from the beginning, I felt a palpable tension in this book, the heat, the barren countryside and the short sentences all added to this feeling.

Yes, likely it has happened before. I guess you could say this is proof of a terrible ending and a great disappointment. I find it hard to believe the book could be better or even equal to the film which I’ve seen twice and I wasn’t any less scared the second time. I really enjoyed this book. The book is scary, but addictive. The atmosphere was close and afngo sky was an unnatural scarlet colour.

Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I hate to say this because I love his writings, I really do, but neither of the books I have nccol by him have all the components necessary for that really good bookbut not so much. Only my sister was missing. It left me feeling cheated. It is also sweet and gentle, and a lovely reflection on childhood.

After the first couple of chapters I blithely ignored all that precious vocabulary that I didn’t know and really ought to look up, in order to discover what happens to the little boy that Michele finds hidden in a kind of cave. It was a story of what his life would have been like if my grandfather hadn’t made the decision to leave Calabria for something better – Australia, as it happened. He does it with just one or two short sentences, often when his fictive boy narrator makes a wrong perception of something which at first seemed real.


The descriptions of the prairie and the region are so ammainti that I could actually imagine being there. The vagueness of it, the ridiculousness. I was drawn into the story immediately by the short terse prose, the descriptions of the countryside and the dialogue and actions of the young children in the story.

This novel was also adapted into a film version directed by Gabriele Salvatores in[2] [3]. Written in the first person and narrated by a nine year old, the language is simple and Michele’s thinking quite believable for his age and his knowledge of the world. To come to ammanuti with it he will have to draw strength from his own imagination and sense of humanity. The hottest summer of the twentieth century. I really liked the setting, and the sense of place in this story.

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The Sydney Morning Herald. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Aug 19, Anni rated it really liked it. Jun 07, Elizabeth A rated it liked it Shelves: Michele rescues the dog, and the girl insists she was just trying to wash off ticks.

The novel is apparently partly based on real-life historical events that took place in ‘s Italy.