Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni
Challenges read for: Goodreads, Europa Editions
Book Cover: I do like the simplistic covers for Europa Editions. This cover is sunny and warm and I like that!
Quirky and fun, a quick read. 14 year old Margherita lives on the out skirts of town, quiet and somewhat isolated until one day the "Black Cube" is erected--life is never the same. Margherita watches her family fall under the spell of these new neighbors, changing them beyond recognition and to a disastrous ending. It's a coming of age story, very well written and translated--and sometimes hysterically funny.
It's a great book for fans of Europa Editions!