The novel I'm reading takes place in modern times. I know this because Nadia's parents are always telling there son Jack that he is on his phone too much. Although the time period is during modern times, this story makes me feel like I am in a vintage town because it takes place in Italy. The story also really makes me want to eat pasta
The environment in the story is warm, sunny, and beautiful. When I read the book I can just imagine the colorful sun rising above the sea, and the cobblestone streets where people ride mopeds and bicycles just as the author describes. In part of the story, Nadia flashes back to when she and her family lived in Philadelphia with her best friend Maggie. The setting in Philadelphia was much different, because it was snowy and cold.
The population in the book seems a little crowded in certain areas, but sleepy in others. For example, at the piazza, it is crowded with Italian people everywhere. But near the docks and by the cathedral, only some people roam, such as couples and lonely people wandering through the streets.