I'm Not Scared - Niccolò Ammaniti, Jonathan Hunt This book is a coming of age tale about a young boy who stumbles upon a dark secret with links to his family. I hate to give away too much because the book is short and the plot should be a surprise.

It is well written with a beautiful sense of time, place and characterization. The main character of the story is a nine year old boy enjoying a sweltering summer with his friend's and younger sister who is torn by the things he learns. He makes choices that I thought were very realistically written from the point of view of such a young boy. His parents and their desperation, I thought, were excellently written as well.