Only someone who's lived near an italian family understands why on earth are Jose and her family yelling at each other one moment and hugging and kissing the next one. They're emotional, passionate, even combustive. And the family is the most important thing to them.I couldn't help to think in my nonna the whole reading, smiling at every burst of emotions. Nonna Katia is one of the most interesting characters of the book and her story is heartbreaking. Looking for Alibrandi is a beautiful story, so many little details makes this reading incredible pleasant. I'll recommend it to anyone who's looking for a rainy day reading.