My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“she took the facts and in a natural way charged them with tension; she intensified reality as she reduced it to words, she injected it with energy.” (130).

Book one of the Neopolitan Novels

Lenu describes her relationship with her best friend, the enigmatic Lila. It is 1950s Naples, Lenu and Lila live in an impoverished neighborhood. There is violence, anger, frustration, and the confusing beauty of a long lasting but competitive friendship. While the girls stay in touch, their lives diverge dramatically.

This novel is a perfect Bildungsroman. Lenu describes the good times and the extraordinary moments along with the ugly and boring monotony of growing up in a small neighborhood.

The competition between the girls makes Lenu a better student. She is driven by her friendship to not just best her friend but also to be a good friend when Lila helps her study. Lenu gets to continue with school while Lila has to go to work. There are moments where they seem to stray apart but are then pulled back together time and time again.

bookstagram #bookstragrammer #books #booklove #bookish #reading #readingismagical #bookflatlay #bookphotography #reader #readingisfundamental #booksbooksbooks #bookblogger #bookreview #prettybooks #booksofig #booksofinstagram #englishteacher #englishmajor #bookpic #minimalbookstagram #instaread #stacksonstacks #homedetails #followme #backlist #elenaferrante #theneopolitannovels #mybrilliantfriend #naplesitaly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: