Estate 1976, di nuovo in vacanza: mamma, papà, il caravan, il campeggio nei Galles del sud. Il quindicenne Richard non ha motivo di aspettarsi grandi sorprese. Ma una novità c'è: la grande casa abbandonata attorno cui Richard e il suo amico d'infanzia David amavano curiosare è improvvisamente abitata. A Wish House, la casa dei desideri, sono tornati i proprietari: i disinibiti, anticonformisti Dalton. Il pittore Jay, quasi un sacerdote dell'arte, a cui si dedica con instancabile e fanatico fervore; sua moglie Lucia, bella e trasognata; il figlio Joe appassionato di musica; e la bellissima figlia Clio, musa onnipresente nei quadri di Jay, da cui Richard è irresistibilmente, quasi perdutamente attratto. Lo stesso Jay mostra un interesse speciale per Richard, che aspira a entrare nel clan; e ben presto L'attrazione per Clio si trasforma in una storia d'amore, potente e intensa. Con lei trascorre giorni e notti indimenticabili, prendendo coscienza delle proprie emozioni e dei propri sensi. Fino a quando il genio di Jay non diventa distruttivo e un doloroso segreto viene alla luce...
- ISBN: 8884517508
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 238
- Data di uscita: 18-01-2007
I would have enjoyed this book even more if there had been illustrations to go with the gallery descriptions.
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. Although it was published for teens it just feels like an adult title. I did enjoy the atmospheric setting. Even though the themes suited for YA audience, something about the time frame, pacing, and characters' voice felt more mature than most teen titles and Leggi tutto
I really like Celia Rees books however this one felt like nothing really happened in the whole thing or even more like nothing was ever fully explained why it had happened. I really didn't like Richard too much in it as he just seemed a little bit like he had never lived in the real world at all and Leggi tutto
Pretty weird stuff (not a bad thing) but loved Celia Rees and want to read more by her. Love witchcraft and strange people so this was a good pick for me.
Not as good as I remember it being but still really poignant.
This was a decent read/listen. I definitely think the themes were for older Y.A. and better for high school aged. The details and descriptions of the art were good, although some of the text was really redundant with vocabulary. The storyline was solid, but in the end I was disappointed that the sto Leggi tutto
"The Wish House" is one of those coming of age stories that will either be a hit or a miss with its readers. I usually love summer themed, coming of age stories where the character grows in some manner during his or her experiences in a place outside of their usual dwellings, but this one left me wa Leggi tutto
This is the book that made me fall in love with the idea of bohemian lifestyle. Placed on the later 70's this book travels you in a world so much different than ours without the technical achievements that involve our world. It is summer and our main character, a 15-year-old boy named Richard goes on Leggi tutto
This is an interesting book, but not really a 'young adult' title. TV in the 1970s seems to have been full of such stories - ingénue encounters sophisticated/bohemian/depraved family and is taught all sorts of bittersweet lessons - and you could say that that plotline is a staple of English fiction Leggi tutto
Gothic, compelling, this is the sort of YA fiction that is entirely accessible to older readers. In fact, I’d suggest it’s not suitable for the youngest YA readers as the plot revolves around the sex life of the central character. It’s a thing I keep running into – in erotica, authors do not dare hav Leggi tutto
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