Filippo, Me and the Cherry Tree
Here is a powerful, uplifting and moving story of a teenage girl's battle against losing her sight and keeping her friendships. Mafalda is 13 and has been blind since she was 10. Her best friend is the cheerfully rule-breaking Filippo, and she is accompanied everywhere by Ottimo Turcaret, her devoted cat. Mafalda is always looking on the bright side, thinking of things she can do both now and in the future despite her loss of sight. But other things are worrying her too: her father who has lost his job and is now in the depths of depression, refusing to leave his bed; and the horrible girl in school, Debbie, who seems very interested in Filippo. So now Mafalda has to start thinking what Filippo really means to her.