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One step to you / Federico Moccia ; translated by Antony Shugaar.

Moccia, Federico, 1963- (author.). Shugaar, Antony, (translator.).
Series: Rome ; 1

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library MOC (Text) 33500013370598 New Checked out 04/30/2021
Breckenridge Public Library MOC (Text) 33500013370580 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538732779
  • ISBN: 1538732777
  • Physical Description: 373 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Originally published in Italian as Tre metri sopra il cielo in Italy, 1992.
"Netflix. Inspiration for the Netflix original series Summertime" -- cover.
Includes a reading group guide containing Q&A with the author, and discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
"In this first novel in the internationally bestselling trilogy, One Step to You, two teenagers spend the best days of their lives together, but belonging to opposite worlds may eventually tear them apart forever. Just as in every other place in the world, teenagers in Rome, Italy, forge their own path separate from their parents. Some are hardworking and studious like Babi, a young girl waiting to find the love of her life. Then there are bad boys like Step, who are from the wrong side of the tracks. The Romeo and Juliet of their time, Babi and Step are from different worlds, want different things, but cannot help falling in love. Although their relationship won't be easy, their love may be the best thing to ever happen to them"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
    *Starred Review* Step rides a motorcycle and has a hot temper. Babi is a high-society teen with her whole future ahead of her. A chance meeting leads to sparks, and though Babi resists Step's advances at first, the two soon fall in love. After Step and his motorcycle-gang friends crash a party, Babi has to turn to Step to save her from the chaos he started. These star-crossed teens who seem to have nothing in common find themselves in a deep, passionate romance that transcends time and age. Readers will appreciate this highly intense coming-of-age story that shows how much some are willing to risk for love. While Step and Babi find their way in the world as a couple, Babi's disapproving mother tries to end their relationship—which naturally only brings them closer. Babi knows Step can be violent and dangerous, but she forges on with the relationship while Step makes promises to change his ways. Moccia's love story is already a bestseller in Italy and the inspiration for the Italian Netflix drama Summertime. One Step to You has been aptly compared to the novels of Nicholas Sparks and John Green, and will appeal to readers of those highly emotional tales. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Federico Moccia is one of Italy's publishing phenomenons, and his emotional stories have been compared to the works of Nicholas Sparks and John Green. The first two Babi and Step books were blockbuster bestsellers in Italy, spending three full consecutive years on the Nielsen bestseller list. His books have been published in fifteen languages worldwide and have sold over ten million copies, and there are feature films in Italian and Spanish based on the first two books in the trilogy.

Learn more at:
Twitter @FedericoMoccia

Antony Shugaar is a translator and writer who lived for many years in Italy, France, and Spain. He has received two translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has translated close to forty books for Europa Editions and has worked for many of the most prestigious publishers, trade and academic, in the US and the UK. He has translated extensively for the New York Review of Books and has written for the New York Times, the Times of London, and many other publications.

Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
Rome (Italy) > Fiction.
Italy > Rome.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Romance fiction.

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