I'm Not Scared

I'm Not Scared

Book - 2003
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In the summer in a tiny hamlet of five houses in the middle of wheat fields, six children venture out on bikes. In the midst of the wheat nine-year-old Michele discovers a secret so terrible he can't tell anyone. This story is told through Michele's eyes and the tragedy involving the adults.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2003.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 200 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hunt, Jonathan 1951-
Notes: Translation of: Io non ho paura.


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Feb 03, 2018


This one was gripping from the start. The main character was trustworthy, considerate. I liked him at the helm. The secondary characters had legs too. I'm Not Scared about finding out dark truths about family and the darkness that humans are capable of. Combine the two and there's this coming-of-age story. It's a translated book and it was well done because it read seamlessly, as if it had been originally written in English.

It's not a long book so I read it fast and it was disappointing to have the experience come to an end. I searched for a sequel but there isn't one, which is probably for best. I did find that the book was made into a movie (2004) but the library doesn't have it. BOO. I will submit a request to SPL to order a copy.

art1130 Dec 18, 2011

I personally loved this book! so interesting and sad. a book about torture to a youth and how another youth becomes friends with him, when he has greater connections to the child then he thought! The translation seemed a little off though but was still amazing.

Oct 01, 2011

A good story about a boy's loss of innocence in rural Italy. This novella is based on a true story.

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