The Memory Of Butterflies
Original title: La memoria delle farfalle
“The Memory of Butterflies” it’s a moving young adult novel with adolescential protagonists who face psychological disorders caused by the loss of loved ones. They will make a journey to rediscover the ability to live and love again.
THE POWER OF A FRIENDSHIP THE FIRST GREAT LOVE THE TRUTH IN MEMORIES
“Thank you, Mattia, because you make the impossible becoming possible, because you are my best friend, the love that everyone wants and the dream boy in flesh-and-blood. Because you healed me or at least you are still trying to heal me. Because you invented the absurdity only for me.”
Giulia is a sixteen years old girl, with no so many foolish ideas and one best friend, Alice with who spends everyday between school and free time. And then one day, Alice dies in front of her and Giulia’s world falls apart. One evening she meets Mattia: an eighteen years old boy, unruly hair; a sweet and simple guy that during the free time outside school, works in a butterfly farm, his passion. He has also suffered for a loss, his mother died few months before and he is sill trying to rebuild his life around that absence. Giulia and Mattia look for each other, falling in love, feeling lost until the moment in which they realize that they can be stronger only staying together. However, as the months went by, Giulia comprehends that the reality around her hides many shadows. Alice had some secrets and Giulia suffering from her friend’s loss, has completely forgotten them. She must find the courage to face the pain, the untold things and what she does not remember beginning to discover how strongest love can be, in all its forms.