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Daniel lives in Quarto Oggiaro, on the outskirts of Milan. In his family the climate is tense, little money and constant quarrels. He grows up in the courtyards of the pubic houses, he loves football and on the pitch he is the strongest, so much so that at ten he plays for a national football team. His expectations are very high, and he doesn’t want to disappoint them. But when, during a game, Daniel misses the decisive goal, the dream of becoming a famous footballer is shattered forever. In middle school, Daniel is a bully feared by everyone, full of anger and aggression. He feels that the only way to earn respect is to frighten others and not fear anything, not even to make a hit in the bank. And in fact, he gets to do the robberies for real, until he ends up in a juvenile prison.He is considered a lost boy, irrecoverable. To mark the turning point, the meeting with don Claudio, the prison chaplain. Daniel is entrusted to his community, which welcomes the \’difficult kids\’, and slowly learns to look at things from a new perspective…


Franzoso Andrea

Andrea Franzoso lives in Milan. He was a cadet of the Military Academy of Modena and for eight years served as an officer of the Carabinieri, dismissing with the rank of captain.  Today he deals with civic education, from primary to high school.With DeAgostini he published the best seller books #disobbediente! Essere onesti è la vera rivoluzione (2018) – the kids\’ edition of Il Disobbediente (BUR, 2021) – and Viva la Costituzione (2020).