After all the positive reviews on the Internet I expected something very different. At first, I was bored and disappointed with the lack of a plot in Ferrante's novel, but a few hours into the book I found myself not being able to stop thinking about the friendship between main characters and comparing it with my childhood relationships. I only hope not to lose this interest before finishing all four Neapolitan novels.
at first, i wasn't sure about this book. but as i kept reading, it completely engaged me in the story and i couldn't leave it aside. finished it in a bit less than three days. the story is very well thought through and very well put together. the style is simple but not boring and it is perfect for the story it is trying to tell. the more i think about what've read the more i realise how much i enjoyed it.