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My Brilliant Friend

By Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
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Publisher Description

Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).
 
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.
 
Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women.
 
“An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Spectacular.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air
 
“Captivating.” —The New Yorker

348 Reviews

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Thinking Face
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to read
Thinking Face“I was entranced. Ferrante’s writing style is raw and beautiful and I found myself relating to both Lila and Elena in different ways. A coming of age story that unravels the complexities and ferocities of female friendship. Can’t wait to read the rest of these.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingUnpredictableImmersive settingComing of ageHeartbreakingThought-provokingMisogyny
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“gagged. it gets so much better.”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveRealistic settingComing of ageThought-provoking
“extremamente feminino. a história consegue explorar sentimentos tão difíceis de serem explorados, faz isso tão bem e escrito de uma forma tão bonita. lindo lindo lindo.”

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