Lucia is the middle child and the second daughter. The sibling rivalry in this family is horrid. Largely because of Lucia's mother. The one certain in Lucia's life is the relationship she shares with her grandfather. I think that he truly did love her. However, I couldn't for the life of me understand why her grandparents did not intervene more or come to her rescue and remove her from that home. Her life could have been so very different.
One thing is certain as the story moves along. Lucia is a survivor! It is almost as if the world as against her every step of the way , yet she perseveres and gets through.
The Tale of Lucia Grandi The Early Years is fiction yet it reads so real. You imagine this story to be one of a young woman who has suffered much. Susan Speranza did a great job of creating a story that allows you to feel the tragedy each step of the way.
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