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I'm Not Scared

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2010

    I read this book in about a day. Even after finishing, it stays in my mind.


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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    What if you knew a secret you dared not tell anyone?

    Can a nine-year-old be brave?

    Brave enough to try to save the life of another boy?

    Niccolo Ammaniti's little, 200-page mystery is one you'll read in one sitting.

    You'll have to.

    You'll just have to find out what happens when young Michele makes an amazing discovery as he and his friends are out exploring in the Italian countryside where they live.

    Ammaniti captures Italian family life, community tension, childhood fears and blunders that anyone who has been a child will identify with.

    Best of all is how he puts readers inside the mind of his nine-year-old hero. He lets us see how someone who is just a boy knows the difference between right and wrong and is willing to risk the consequences of doing what his heart tells him he must.

    This is not a new work but one first published in Italian in 2001 and translated into English by Jonathan Hunt in 2003. That "I'm Not Scared" has been translated into 20 languages should tell you how good a read it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2007


    Quite simply an amazing read. I didn't think Ammaniti's book would grip me in the way that it did. He can really tell a story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2007

    I'm still guessing!!

    I liked the book, but i just don't understand what happens in the end!! i'm trying to do a school project on this book and how am i meant to write an essay on a book with no ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2005


    I loved this book so much! I was so inspired that I wrote a paper in school. I would definately recommend this book, however it isn't a fairy tale. Very truthful and realistic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    A hero.

    The description of the book left me very curious as to what this book was about. I wasn't thrilled to have a book that had been translated, figuring it would be difficult to follow. This was not. I absolutely thought this was well worth my time. I can not imagine being in Michele's shoes. He is so very brave. He is a small hero in this world. I fell in love with him. I have read different reviews on the ending of this book and have to say I thought it was very well done. For me there we're no questions. I didn't think the ending was very predictable. What I would have expected to happen didn't. This book is 200 pages, reads more like a short story. Well, worth your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2004


    A friend loaned me this book. It took me a couple of months to pick it up, but then I couldn't put it down. The ending is well-done, leaving enough questions that you are unable to put it out of your mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    what is with THIS ending??!!??? was a very good read ...until you get to that last page...the one where you want to KNOW what has happened!!! In this book...the reader is left to imagine it for themselves. Too many things left unanswered. :( I have an imagination but in books I like to be TOLD what happens... geez.

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