Come le cicale
This story is about Teresa, known as Terry, the summer she was twelve, and Agata, her first love. Just like every year, Terry will be spending the summer at her family’s house by the sea, and is already imagining the adventures she’ll have with her usual group of friends. But when she gets there, she’s taken aback to find that all her friends are more “grown up” than her, while she is the same young girl she was last summer.One day, Terry meets the blonde, pale and slender Agata. They start talking and Terry doesn’t understand what is happening to her: Agata is so beautiful that she is dazzled by her. The days go by and Terry is increasingly confused: she’d like to spend as much time as possible with Agata, and her friend feels the same way.
• The joy, suffering, and problems of first love. A “Call me by your name” for kids.
• A novel about diversity, and searching for and finding oneself.
Fiore Manni has published three children’s novels with Rizzoli: Jack Bennet e la Chiave di Tutte le Cose (Jack Bennet and the Key of All Things) (Asti d’Appello Junior Prize, finalist for the Castello di Sanguinetto prize), Jack Bennet e il Viaggiatore dai mille volti (Jack Bennet and the Traveller with a Thousand Faces) and Amore, sesso e altre cose così (Love, Sex and Such Other Things) with Elena Peduzzi. She is the co-author of the graphic novel Mask’d, published by Star Comics.