The first book of a quartet, it follows two girls in a poverty-stricken suburb of Naples from second grade to the verge of adulthood. I found it boring, less like a novel than a series of journal entries. Will I read books 2, 3 and 4? Not a chance. But don't take my word for it. Ferrante is reportedly one of the great novelists of our time. (Maybe it was a poor translation.) Anyway, I just read that the four books are being made into a TV series...in Italy, I think. Maybe it's better in the original.
Alas, this month was not a good reading month.