I'm Not Scared (book)

Plot Summary:

One relentlessly hot summer, six children explore the scorched wheat-fields that enclose their tiny Italian village. When the gang find a dilapidated farmhouse, nine-year-old Michele makes a discovery so momentous he dare not tell a soul. It is a secret that will force him to question everything and everyone around him. An unputdownable thriller, "I'm Not Scared" is also a devastatingly authentic portrayal of childhood and the tension that arises when it must join the adult world. [1]