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L’amica fantasma

L’amica fantasma

A story that explores important themes such as the end of a deep friendship and the mourning of death.

Camilla and Mia, best friends, made a pact: nothing and no one can separate them.The friendship between the two girls is quite exclusive. In particular, Camilla is jealous of Mia: she wants her all for herself and does not accept that others may interfere with them. So, when Betty comes on the scene, she feels betrayed. Day after day, Mia walks away. But the real reason for Mia’s change is another one. Camilla is not a real girl. She died two months ago; it’s just a memory that still lives in the friend’s fantasy. And like all memories, when time passes, it is bound to disappear. As Mia forgets her, Camilla begins to fade. Mia is torn between guilt and the desire to start her life again, while Camilla does not want to die a second time and becomes more and more suffocating, intrusive, dangerous…

  • The rarefied and pictorial illustrations of one of the most talented Italian illustrators.
  • A dry and sharp writing for a crescendoof tension between tight dialogues and spaces for reflection.

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Pelledoca Editore

Year of publication: 2021

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 80

Price: 18 €

ISBN: 978-88-3279-034-4

Foreign rights manager: Sarah Daumerie -

L’amica fantasma

Sabrina Rondinelli

Sabrina Rondinelli was born in 1972 in Turin, where she graduated in Literary Subjects with a theatrical focus. After teaching for twenty years in public schools, today she is completely dedicated to writing. She has published short stories and novels, both for children and teenagers, and for adults, that have been awarded and translated also abroad. Expert of creative writing and of reading education, she is part of ICWA, the Italian Association of Writers for children and teenagers.