"He noticed something, like a dark rag hanging from his backpack. It looked like a hand with all of its fingers. It was half inside and half outside of the pocket. 'It can't be a glove', he tought. With that heat nobody's wearing gloves. The rag or the stain, or whatever it was that, moves like if a breeze was shaking it. But everybody was still inside school and the weren't any wind..."
Verónica Cantero Burroni, the author, shows in this story a great ability for reaching to the heart of her peers, teenagers, through humor, suspense and today's forms of communication like Skype, Facebook and WhatsApp, allowing a fun an easy reading.
The shadow's thief is her first short novel, which won the prestigious award Elsa Morante for YA in 2016 on her italian edition.