Quando telefonano alla madre di Stol per avvertirla dell'incidente accaduto a suo figlio, lei - eccentrica stilista in Nicaragua per un servizio fotografico - risulta irraggiungibile. Il cellulare non prende, non c'è campo. Ma non c'è mai stato "campo" fra Stol e la sua famiglia. Questo vuoto di comunicazione spinge Stol a osare azioni temerarie, a perdere il senso del limite. Eppure Stol ha una personalità straordinariamente creativa, anticonvenzionale, polemica, capace di grandi felicità e illusioni, come ci appare nel racconto che il suo amico Ian scrive su di lui. Ian, riflessivo di natura, possiede la forza e la chiarezza della propria normalità; ricostruendo la vita di Stol, cerca di offrigli uno specchio veritiero in cui imparare a conoscere se stesso, ad aprire il "campo" tra la mente e il corpo. E insieme ad attivare un rapporto con gli altri e a non aver paura della libertà di parola, di pensiero, di immaginazione. Età di lettura: da 12 anni.
- ISBN: 8884512174
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 192
- Data di uscita: 21-02-2003
2.5 stars I read this in a couple of hours since it was a really short and quick read but I did not like it much. This boy is in hospital and neither his best friend nor his family know how he ended up there, so his best friend talks about a couple of memories he has of him but I did not catch much em Leggi tutto
A story about a friend ship between two boys that are very different. The story takes place in the span of one day while one of the boys is in the hospital. The friend writes a sort of diary explaining their friendship as he waits to hear about his friends possible recovery. Enjoyed it quite a bit!
Not a fan. The characters were well developed and the stories behind each were well done, but the whole point in all wasn’t a fall-in-love, read-again type book. It really wasn’t all the necessary in the world. The writing style was cool I guess. It was Ian telling everything well Stolly lays in the Leggi tutto
Anne Fine is a strange author. This book and The Killjoy have absolutely no business coming from the same mind. This one is strangely sad yet uplifting at the same time, with sincere laughs all the way through. Much like The Last Days of Summer.
What a strange little book. Stolly- noted ‘eccentric’ and best friend of Ian- has fallen out of a top-floor window. Ian insists it must have been an accident, just like everything else in Stolly’s ten foot tall medical file. But as Ian spends his time by Stolly’s bed, he begins to write Stolly’s ‘so Leggi tutto
Up on Cloud Nine by Ann Fine is a bibliotherapy novel that addresses the issue of suicide. This book is appropriate for fifth grade students and older. This book is about best friends Ian James and Stuart "Stolly" Oliver. Stolly's parents are not around much because his father is a busy lawyer and hi Leggi tutto
I just discovered Anne Fine's book and I am inspired by her ability to capture a serious topic (suicide) and present it in a way that is not exactly light, but gets the point across. She says of her work: "A lot of my work, even for fairly young readers, raises quite serious social issues," she admi Leggi tutto
I was engrossed in this book from start to finish. From meeting Stol in intensive care, and seeing how he has arrived in this situation, through the eyes of his friend, Ian, they are best of friends at school and Stol has been integrated into Ian's family. Stol is an eccentric character, unpredictabl Leggi tutto
Stolly is in the hospital with many broken bones, bruises and cuts. He "fell" out of the highest window in his house. His best friend, Ian, is with him in the hospital. He's decided to write Stolly's biography. While writing about Stolly and all that has happened to him, Ian begins to realize that t Leggi tutto
This is a very unusual book about Stolly who has fallen out of a high window and is in intensive care in hospital. Ian who is Stolly's friend is by his bedside trying to work out if Stolly fell accidentally or tried to commit suicide. This is an unusual book as it is about teenage boys and deals wit Leggi tutto
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