Egmont Italian Easy Reader: Io e te - Niccolò Ammaniti
Paperback 136 pages (Level B1 Independent User, for a vocabulary of about 1,800 words)
The introvert and neurotic 14 year old Lorenzo hides for a week in the basement. He barricades himself with cokes, tinned food and horror novels to enjoy his solitude without having to confront himself with the outside world: school and his difficult relations to the other kids. His parents believe that he is on a skiing trip with the class. Suddenly Olivia turns up and violently breaks into his lonely world. She is the one who helps him get back into the harsh realities outside the basement.